Poroshenko delivers speech at European People's Party Summit in Helsinki

Source : 112 Ukraine

He reported on the situation in Donbas, Crimea and Sea of Azov
08:12, 8 November 2018

Press Service of the President of Ukraine

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko delivered a speech at the Summit of the European People's Party (EPP) in Helsinki. The President’s Administration reported that on Thursday morning.

'Ukraine is an outpost within the counterwork of the Russian hybrid aggression, the main challenge for the European security and stability,' the head of the state said.

Related: Russia to interfere in elections in Ukraine and European Union, - Poroshenko

The President stressed that it was important to preserve and enhance sanctions against Russia. Poroshenko urged the international society to condemn the fake Kremlin-organized elections on November 11 in Donbas.

He also mentioned the necessity to increase an international pressure on the Russian side to release Ukrainian political prisoners.

Related: Poroshenko signs bill on criminalization of illegal state border crossing

In addition, during his working visit to Finland, Poroshenko and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinistö discussed the steps that should be taken to free the Ukrainians illegally convicted in Russia.

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