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 Poroshenko, Bulgaria's Radev agree to coordinate actions to strengthen cooperation with NATO

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev discussed on phone the escalation in the Donbas and agreed to further coordinate activities between the two countries to boost Ukraine's European integration and strengthen cooperation with NATO.

Censor.NET reports citing the presidential press service.

"Petro Poroshenko reported on the escalation in the Donbas caused by constant shelling of Avdiivka by Russian militants. Rumen Radev expressed support for Ukraine and agreed with the importance of an immediate cease-fire for the restoration of infrastructure in Avdiivka," the press service said.

Poroshenko praised Bulgaria's consistent support in protecting Ukraine's territorial integrity and countering Russian aggression. He expressed hopes that the new president of Bulgaria will adhere to the same policy, in particular as regards the preservation of EU's sanctions against Russia until the full restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty within the internationally recognized borders.

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The parties agreed to coordinate actions to further the process of the European integration of Ukraine and enhance cooperation with NATO.

The presidents discussed topical issues of bilateral trade and economic relations and strengthening cooperation in the energy security sector. They also considered the possibility to organize a meeting of the Joint Ukraine-Bulgaria Intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation.

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