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Poroshenko discusses Donbas conflict with Danish Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Sides also talked about hostages and political prisoners’ release
23:13, 16 September 2016

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development of Denmark Kristian Jensen. This was reported in the press service of the President.

The sides discussed the situation with security in the Donbas region, and further steps needed for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. The President noted the priority importance of promoting sustainable and comprehensive security in the Donbas region.

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"There can be no question of the true settlement, while attacks continue and there is no access for the OSCE SMM to the entire territories of the occupied Donbas, as well as lack of access to the uncontrolled sites of the border with Russia", said Poroshenko.

The Head of State welcomed the EU Council's decision to extend the personal sanctions against aggressor.

"This decision is an indication of the sequence of our European partners in upholding the main values - truth and justice", Poroshenko stressed.

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Danish Foreign Minister assured that Copenhagen's position in the issue of sanctions remains unchanged. He also praised the progress of reforms in Ukraine.

"Ukraine demonstrates an amazing progress in carrying out internal reforms in a relatively short period of time", said Christian Jensen.

Sides also discussed the release of the hostages and political prisoners illegally held in the Donbas region, Crimea and in Russia.

The Head of State thanked the Danish government for technical assistance to support the reform process in Ukraine, and also for the strong support of IDPs from the Donbas.

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Poroshenko praised the contribution of Denmark to the NATO Trust Fund for reform of logistics systems and standardization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In turn, the Danish Minister reiterated the invitation to the President of Ukraine, on behalf of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark to visit at a convenient time.

Earlier it was reported that European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said EU made a decision to allocate about 16 million euros in the framework of the new initiative to fight corruption.

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