Poroshenko, Tillerson by telephone agree positions on UN peacekeepers in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s President and US Secretary of State discussed aggravation of situation in Donbas
22:01, 22 December 2017

Presidential Administration press office

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson coordinated their positions on the UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbas. This was reported by Ukrainian president’s press service upon the telephone conversation.

"The interlocutors discussed the escalation of the situation in Donbas due to the increased number of shelling by Russian militants and the irresponsible withdrawal of Russian officers from the Joint Center for Control and Coordinating. Poroshenko and Tillerson also coordinated positions on the UN peacekeeping mission in the occupied parts of Donbas, "the statement said.

It is noted that Poroshenko thanked for the extending the sanctions against Russia, the consistent support of Washington of strengthening the defense capability of Ukraine and the UN resolution on the Crimea. Rex Tillerson stressed that the United States will continue to support Ukraine.

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"The interlocutors also discussed the progress of Ukrainian reforms. The head of the Ukrainian state informed on the unblocking of the process of creating the Anti-Corruption Court," the Ukrainian president's press service added.

As it was reported earlier Poroshenko met with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel in the framework of the working visit to Brussels.

The parties discussed the dangerous developments in the Donbas provoked by the ceasefire regime violation by Russian militants, including cases of shelling of civilian objects, as well as the situation in Luhansk.

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