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Poroshenko discusses with Merkel preventing Russian intervention in presidential elections in Ukraine

In addition, during the meeting, the leaders of the states also discussed ways to counter Russian aggression against Ukraine
20:24, 16 February 2019

Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in Kyiv on November 1
Presidential Administration press office

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko discussed the issues of preventing Russian intervention in the presidential elections in Ukraine with the Federal Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. It is reported by the press service of the head of state.

According to the report, the talks took place today in the framework of the participation of state leaders in the Munich Security Conference.

In addition, they also discussed ways to counter Russian aggression against Ukraine.

In particular, Poroshenko noted the importance of increasing pressure on Russia for the release of captured Ukrainian sailors illegally detained near the Kerch Strait, as well as all Ukrainian hostages who are illegally detained both in Russia and in the occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea.

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"The parties coordinated actions with the aim of imposing the "Azov package "of sanctions," the report summarizes.

As reported, on the eve Petro Poroshenko said that the international partners of our country agreed on the so-called Azov sanctions package against Russia and it will be adopted with the start of the new working week.

It is assumed that the EU may expand the sanctions list of the Russian Federation by another eight names due to the incident near the Kerch Strait.

Related: Klitschko met with Kurt Volker and Johannes Khan at Munich Conference

Related: Decision on the Azov package of sanctions to be taken on February 18

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