Kaljulaid, Poroshenko discuss Eastern Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian guarantor thanked Kaljulaid for a welcoming atmosphere and a firm and principled stand in support of Ukraine
15:01, 23 January 2017

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine and the need to extend anti-Russian sanctions until the full implementation of the Russian obligations under the Minsk agreements. This was reported by the Head of the Estonian state Kaljulaid, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

"We have discussed the current situation in the east of Ukraine and the need for compliance with the Minsk agreements, as well as the fact that the sanctions against Russia should be continued for as long as Minsk Agreement are not met fully, and as long as the Russian Federation will not perform all international obligations. We also discussed that the integrity of Ukraine should be preserved and that the policy of non-recognition of the annexation of the Crimea from our side will also continue", said the President of Estonia.

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In turn, Poroshenko said that Ukraine is determined to conduct steps for the early release of the hostages held in the Russian Federation and in the occupied territories.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has invited the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid to visit Ukraine in the near future. "I would also like to inform you that I invite Ms. Kaljulaid to visit Ukraine in the near future, we look forward to it", Poroshenko said.

Poroshenko said that Ukraine is grateful to Estonia for Tallinn’s solid position with the EU support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine, according to the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, on the strong condemnation of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, which takes place in the east of our country.

"These are the positions for which we are very grateful, which further strengthens our strategic alliance", added the Head of the Ukrainian state.

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