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UNGA sidelines: Poroshenko discussed idea of peacekeepers in Donbas with Tusk
10:03, 20 September 2017
UNGA sidelines: Poroshenko discussed idea of peacekeepers in Donbas with Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk promised to prepare a European partnership with Poroshenko

10:03, 20 September 2017

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President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk in the course of the working visit to the United States. The parties discussed the situation in Donbas and coordinated positions on the Ukrainian initiative to deploy the UN peacekeeping mission in the occupied Donbas. The President thanked for the decision to continue sanctions against Russia, according to the official website of the head of Ukraine.

"We will prepare a European partnership with Poroshenko and discuss the situation in the Donbass, including the idea of deploying the UN peacekeeping mission," Tusk said.

Special attention was paid to the issue of de-occupation of Crimea.
The parties also discussed preparations for the Eastern Partnership Summit that will take place in Brussels in November.

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As we reported earlier, a general political discussion in the framework of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly opened in New York on Tuesday. More than 120 heads of state and government, as well as foreign ministers and heads of delegations, are giving their speeches during it.

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Before the beginning of the general debate, the UN Secretary General presented his annual report to the UN member states on the work of the United Nations.

Last time Petro Poroshenko held the meeting with Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council in Brussels on June 22. They discussed the Donbas conflict during the meeting. Poroshenko noticed the recent violations in the Eastern Part of Ukraine and called it to be the violation of the Minsk Agreements. Also, Petro Poroshenko hailed the decision of the EU Council to expand the sanctions against Russia and the extension of the ban for investments to Crimea.

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