Poroshenko warns French lawmakers against contacts with occupation authorities in Crimea

Poroshenko warns French lawmakers against contacts with occupation authorities in Crimea

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Ukrinform
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called on the French lawmakers to take an active stance with the aim of preventing any contacts with the occupation authorities in Crimea.

The President said this during a meeting with the delegation of French parliamentarians headed by Chair of the France-Ukraine Friendship Group at the National Assembly of France Valéria Faure-Muntian, the presidential press service reports.

"The President urged parliamentarians to take an active stance in preventing any contacts with the occupation authorities in Crimea," the statement reads.

Poroshenko also highlighted the importance of the joint resolute counteraction to the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

As noted, the parties discussed the issues of intensification of economic cooperation and the implementation of reforms in Ukraine. The issues of Ukrainian-French cooperation in the EU and NATO were also discussed.

In addition, according to the press service, the parties highly appreciated the intensification of the dialogue between Ukraine and France at the inter-parliamentary level, in particular contacts via the bilateral parliamentary "friendship groups".

The Head of State also praised the visit to Donbas by the delegation of the National Assembly of France and thanked for the continued support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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