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Poroshenko has held a number of bilateral meetings with European leaders

Порошенко провел ряд двусторонних встреч с европейскими лидерамиThe President urged European leaders to mobilize to ensure unity and to extend sanctions against Russia.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Helsinki held a number of bilateral meetings with European leaders, during which he called for the continuation of sanctions against Russia because of the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. He stated this during a briefing in the Finnish capital, on Thursday, November 8th.

“Meetings were held on a bilateral basis with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of the European people’s party Joseph Golem, with the leaders of many countries,” he said.

According to the President, he met with future Prime Ministers of many countries. He stated that he felt “very strong support of European leaders”.

“I called on European leaders to mobilize to ensure unity and to extend sanctions against Russia because of the lack of any progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements,” he said, noting that urged leaders to secure the release of hostages, illegally detained in the occupied territories and in prisons.

“I felt strong and full support to Ukraine from the EU,” he added.

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