"Further steps were taken to strengthen the international efforts to de-occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea and Donbas." The head of state drew attention to the illegal activities of the Russian Federation in the water area of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait and exchanged views on the threats to energy security in Europe due to the Nord Stream-2 project ", the report says.
In addition, Poroshenko expressed gratitude for the support of providing Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons and increased sanctions pressure on Russia.
Also Ukraine's progress in implementing reform programs and developing cooperation with the IMF was discussed.
“On the behalf of the Ukrainian nation and me personally, I want to give the last tribute to an eminent personality and big friend of Ukraine. The strength of his spirit motivates. His feeling of a historic moment amazes. His vision of the future inspires,” the Head of the State noted.
The visit is private, so Petro Poroshenko will go to Washington by a scheduled flight.
“Senator McCain will remain our close friend forever, who stood for the democracy on Kyiv Maidan and a loyal comrade who shared a New Year dinner with the Ukrainian soldiers on the battle line. His faith in the Ukrainian nation cannot be overestimated, his contribution in counterwork of the Russian aggressor. The authoritative voice of John McCain in support of the independent, democratic and prosperous Ukraine will remain one of the greatest ones forever,” the President stressed.