U.S. President Donald Trump and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš spoke in support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, advocating the maintenance of sanctions against Russia. This is mentioned in a joint statement of politicians on the results of their meeting in the White House, reports TASS.
"We remain steadfast in supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and also intend to continue the sanctions pressure on Russia," the document says.
Trump and Babiš also expressed the view that "NATO guarantees transatlantic and European security."
“We will work together to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the transformation of energy markets and at the same time we will advocate further diversification of energy sources in Europe, ensuring each other’s security,” the joint statement also said. In addition, politicians agreed to intensify cooperation between states in the field of cyber security.
Andrej Babišwas the first Czech Prime Minister since 2011 to receive an invitation to the White House.
Earlier the U.S. federal judge of Virginia State found Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, guilty in fraudulence and sentenced him to 47 months imprisonment. Reuters reports this.
Besides, the Court imposed on Manafort a fine in the amount of $50,000 and the restitution in more than 24 million dollars.
The sentence was even less than the sentence recommended by Manafort’s lawyers of 4-1/4 to 5-1/4 years in prison.