Poroshenko: Future meeting with Trump will be effective

Source : 112 Ukraine

During the phone call US President-elect Donald Trump seemed interested in Ukraine, according to Ukraine’s President
11:21, 19 January 2017

President's press service

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko hopes to meet the US President-elect Donald Trump in Washington next month and expects that US government will continue to support Ukraine. He said this in his interview for the Wall Street Journal during the World Economic Forum in Davos.

“First of all, we are enjoying the strong bipartisan support” in the US, Poroshenko said. “I am absolutely sure that the continuation of our cooperation with the United States will be very effective,” he added.

Poroshenko is planning a trip to Washington next month. He said he hoped to see the new president after speaking with him in the days after Mr. Trump’s surprise election win in November.

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“This would be my great pleasure and I think that would be an effective meeting based on my impression of the phone conversation,” he said.

US newly elected President appeared during the call deeply involved in what was happening in Ukraine, asking him to comment on the situation in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, according to Poroshenko.

This month, 22 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and there were 1500 violations of ceasefire agreement, Poroshenko said.

“This was the full responsibility of Putin,” Ukrainian President said.

Earlier it was reported that Poroshenko and Trump agreed to meet after elections in US. Head of State noted that he was one of the first who called American leader.

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