Petro Poroshenko, Donald Tusk discuss security situation in Donbas and Crimea

17.08.2016 16:12 553

President Petro Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.

The press service of the Head of State reported.

President of Ukraine told about cynical provocations of the Russian Federation in the occupied Crimea and escalation of its aggressive actions in eastern Ukraine. The counterparts discussed implementation of the Minsk agreements as well.

Petro Poroshenko stressed the need for expanding the OSCE mission to cover the territory of Crimea as well as deploy an armed police mission under the aegis of the OSCE in Donbas.

The President of the European Council praised balanced actions of the President and Ukrainian authorities, which did not respond to Russian provocations in Crimea.

Donald Tusk reaffirmed the EU’s position regarding maintenance of sanctions and adamant support of Ukraine. “We strongly support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” said President Tusk.

Petro Poroshenko and Donald Tusk also agreed on prospects of signing the Ukraine-EU visa liberalization agreement and further steps to achieve this goal.


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