||The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the
Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), receives regular reports on the political
situation in Ukraine from our Embassy in Kyiv and we are in frequent contact with
the Ukrainian government. The Prime Minister, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Witney
(Mr Cameron), last discussed the crisis in Ukraine with the leaders of Ukraine, Russia,
Germany, France and Italy on 17 October at the Asia-Europe Meeting in Milan and with
EU leaders at the European Council on 23-24 October.