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Poroshenko and Trump to discuss extension of sanctions against Russia
21:18, 19 September 2017
Poroshenko and Trump to discuss extension of sanctions against Russia

In addition, the heads of state will raise the topic of Ukraine's military support

21:18, 19 September 2017

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President Petro Poroshenko and American leader Donald Trump during the meeting will discuss the issues of bilateral cooperation between the countries and the expansion of anti-Russian sanctions. This was stated by the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Ivanna Klimpush-Tsintsadze, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

According to Klimpush-Tsintsadze, Poroshenko and Trump are planning, among other things, to talk on the topic of Ukraine's defense support, which is mentioned in the draft budget of the USA for the next year.

"As for bilateral relations, there is already an increase in the budget of the United States for the next year on military-technical support for Ukraine. I think, Poroshenko will talk with Trump especially in the context of implementing budget opportunities," she said.

The Deputy Prime Minister added that another topic at the upcoming meeting will be the expansion of sanctions against Russia.

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"We will also talk about extending the sanctions against Russia that were adopted at the level of both the Congress and the US President. We have very good dynamics since the first meeting of the presidents in June," she said.

We recall, the meeting of President Petro Poroshenko with his American counterpart Donald Trump will take place on the margins of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on September 21.

Earlier Petro Proshenko stated that "The first myth is that American weapons will force Russia to send its weapons to Donbas, but Russia never stopped doing this, and secondly, American weapons will not solve the situation as a whole, but this will definitely help to resolve the situation along with sanctions and diplomatic pressure. American weapons will increase the tension, but this will increase the cost of Russian aggression. In the face of such a strong deterrence, Moscow should think twice before allowing a new offensive."

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