The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held the meeting with the two-party delegation from the USA with the members of US Congress House of Representatives. The press service of the Administrations o the President reported this.
They discussed the issues of the strengthening of the defensive capacity of Ukraine, predictions of the proper financing of the security from the US budget and the strengthening of the investment, trade and economic cooperation.
Poroshenko reported on the Donbas issue and the continuation of the violation of the cease-fire regime from the side of the Russia-backed militants.
They defined the necessity to maintain and extend the international sanctions against Russia until it fulfill the Minsk Agreements and restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea.
Poroshenko expressed the hopes that House of Representatives of the USA will support the legislative initiative of the USA to provide the extension of the sanctions against Russia. The American side highly appreciated the results of the visit of the Ukrainian President to Washington on June 20-21.
Moreover, the Ukrainian President thanked for the support of Ukraine from the US Congress side in the opposition of the Russian aggression and strengthening of the stability of Ukraine by the implementations of the relevant reforms.