Poroshenko thanked the Slovenian President Pahor for supporting the sovereignty of Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor, who visited Ukraine in the framework of his international tour.
“Thank you for a strong and robust stance on supporting the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine, for a firm position in ensuring the European unity, including sanctions, and for clear position on the illegal annexation of the Crimea”, – quotes the President of Ukraine, his press service.
Poroshenko informed the interlocutor about the latest aggravation of the situation in the Donbass in connection with the shelling of Avdiivka by the Russian-terrorist forces.
According to him, to achieve progress in the negotiation process on a political settlement must be made the priority items of the Minsk agreements in terms of security – first of all, a full and final cease-fire and withdrawal of heavy weapons.
The President stressed the importance of maintaining a consistent sanctions policy of the EU towards Russia until the complete restoration of violated sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within internationally recognized borders, including Crimea.
They also discussed the issue of European integration of Ukraine. Poroshenko thanked Pahor for the active support of Slovenia on the issue of early introduction of the EU visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens.
The parties expressed mutual interest in developing cooperation in the field of energy efficiency, and agreed to intensify work to restore direct air service between Ljubljana and Kiev. Poroshenko confirmed Ukraine’s interest in strengthening cooperation with Slovenia in the economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
Poroshenko invited Pahor to visit Ukraine with official visit.
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