Poroshenko suggests discussions on UN peacekeeping force in Donbas

2017/4/24 10:45:28

President Poroshenko expressed gratitude for the firm and unwavering position of the United States to continue supporting Ukraine based on the principle “nothing on Ukraine without Ukraine”.

 

Photo: Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and US Sect’y of State Tillerson

 

 


April 23, 2017

 

In a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday, President Petro Poroshenko expressed condolences to the family and friends of an American OSCE monitor who was killed when an SMM patrol car was blown up in the occupied territory. Poroshenko also condemned all forms of constant impediment to SMM OSCE operations.

 

Also during the conversation, Poroshenko offered to activate discussions on deployment of a UN international peacekeeping mission in Donbas.

 

The interlocutors discussed results of Normandy telephone conversation of April 18 and U.S.-Russian talks that had taken place in Moscow on April 12.

 

Also, Poroshenko expressed gratitude for the firm and unwavering position of the United States to continue supporting Ukraine based on principle “nothing on Ukraine without Ukraine”.

 

The sides are concerned over dangerous developments in Donbas and they noted importance of Minsk agreements implementation, particularly its security components.

 

Poroshenko called for maintenance of a unified international front to continue sanctions policy on Russia until Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are fully restored.

 

The sides discussed issues of cementing strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States as well as a schedule of bilateral contacts, including at the highest level.

 

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Text and photo courtesy Presidential Press Service; additional editing by UBO.

 

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