March 18, 2014. Acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine Andrii Deshchytsia held telephone talk with Foreign Minister of Australia Julia Bishop.
A.Deshchytsia thanked Australia for its position to support the resolution on the so-called “referendum” in the Crimea during the vote in the UN Security Council held on March 15, 2014.
Head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said the country's leadership praised the position of the Australian government to preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
In her turn, D.Bishop confirmed the further support to fundamental principles of international law, assuring in Australian willingness to remain an active participant of the international process of finding solution to "the Crimea issue” within the UN and the OSCE framework. Australian side also underline that they are considering the possibility to respond to the action of Russia on Ukraine at bilateral level.