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Poroshenko has meeting with EU leadership in Brussels

Poroshenko will stay in Brussels with a working visit on December 12-13
10:23, 13 December 2018

Press Service of the President of Ukraine

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has a meeting with Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, and the leadership of the European Commission, as Svyatoslav Tseholko, the Spokesperson of the Head of the State, wrote on Twitter.

“I welcome the adoption of the report on the implementation of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. I thank the members of the EP for recognition of Ukraine’s progress in the European integration reforms since the Revolution of Dignity. There were more of them than over the past years of independence,” Petro Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.

Related: Stoltenberg, Poroshenko to meet in Brussels

Before his flight to Brussels within the session of the European Council, the President announced the aim of his visit: “I pay an official visit to Brussels, where some important decisions for Ukraine will be made. I will fight for them to be full of real and specific content.”

Poroshenko stated that he would not convince the European partners to prolong and tighten anti-Russian sanctions.

Related: European Parliament endorses resolution for tightening anti Russian sanctions

“We have to convince them to consider the Azov package,” the President said.

According to him, there should be reflected the position on Russia’s responsibility along with its aggressive actions against Ukraine and an attempt to occupy Azov Sea and Kerch Strait. Poroshenko added that Armed Forces of Ukraine should be enhanced to defeat the aggressor state, international solidarity to Ukraine should be strengthened.

Related: Germany to uphold prolonging sanctions against Russia at EU Summit, - Merkel

“To make the aggressor understand that the more aggressive actions it performs, the more responsibility Russia takes as an aggressor state for such behavior towards our country, ” the Head of the State stressed.

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