Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, met George Tsereteli, the President of The Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, and offered an initiative on patronage of the EU stated over separate cities in Donbas, as the President’ Administration reports.
“In this regard, the Head of State proposes that each EU country prepares a targeted program of patronage over certain cities of the Ukrainian Donbas, contributing to their revival and restoration of the infrastructure,” the message says.
In his turn, Tsereteli shared impression concerning his visit to Donbas and thanked the Ukrainian delegation in the OSCE PA.
Poroshenko has also thanked the President of the OSCE PA for the support in the struggle against Russian aggression through adopting important resolutions.
“The voice of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is very important in our joint efforts to stop the aggressor,” Poroshenko stressed.
The parties discussed the security situation in Donbas and the necessary first priority steps towards the achievement of the progress of the peaceful regulation, including the initiative to bring UN peacekeepers in Donbas.
“The necessity of prolongation of sanctions against the Russian Federation until the full restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity was emphasized,” the message says.
Besides, Poroshenko called the OSCE PA for continuing to make efforts to release Ukrainian political prisoners and hostages kept in Russia.
Earlier, OSCE PA adopted a resolution, which includes an article on de-occupation of Crimea and Donbas.