In 2017, Austria invested $1.35 billion in the economy of Ukraine that accounted for 3.4% of the total amount of foreign direct investment made into Ukraine’s economy, as reported by the service of the Cabinet of Ministers following the meeting of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman with the President of Austria, Alexander van der Bellen.
According to Groysman, European integration is Ukraine's irreversible foreign policy choice. That is why Kyiv is looking to further intensify the dialogue on a wide range of issues, considering Austria's chairmanship of the EU in the second half of the year.
The parties paid special attention to the situation in the Donbas. "The annexation of the Crimea and the occupation of the Donbas are illegal. This is a notable violation of international law. Russia has the impression that this will all go unpunished but we must prevent the existence of such an opinion," the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers quotes the Austrian president as saying.
Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukrainian exports to Austria have grown by 48%.