Groysman: Top quotes from briefing in Brussels
Ukraine’s PM is in Belgium with working visit
We discussed situation in eastern Ukraine; seven of our servicemen were killed for the last 24 hours. Russia resorted to military aggression and artillery attacks, thus seven Ukrainian warriors perished, 14 more were wounded. I’d like all of us to treat this situation with our eyes open. The security issue is the key propriety, as Mr. President (Juncker) said.
EU-Ukraine Free Trade Area
I just finished negotiating with EU Commissioner on Trade Issues; we’re talking about gaining extra trade preferences for Ukrainian goods that can enter EU market – in September.
Cooperation with IMF
Ukraine’s government fulfilled all commitments regarding cooperation with the IMF. There are some technical issues that concern timing, and we’re working on them. There’s also an issue of cooperation between the IMF and the National Bank of Ukraine. At its next session, the IMF will define the sum they can assign for Ukraine – perhaps, one billion U.S. dollars. And then, we can get financial guarantees from the USA.
EU-Ukraine joint aviation space
We discussed EU-Ukraine joint aviation space, which is extremely important. We can gain respective progress when we get the opportunity; when the European air carriers will get absolutely free access to Ukraine’s aviation space, and vice versa.
Poroshenko to meet with Stoltenberg in Brussels 20 October, 10:25
Normandy Four meeting preserves EU unity in support for Ukraine 21 October, 15:58
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