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 Poroshenko Had a Telephone Conversation with European Commission President Barroso

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso who expressed support for the proposed peace plan and ceasefire.

Censor.NET reports, citing the press service of the Head of the State.

Poroshenko thanked the EU for its sympathy with Ukraine and assured in close coordination of actions. The Ukrainian President expressed his intention to personally report EU leaders about the first results of the implementation of the peace plan on the eve of the European Council meeting on June 27.

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The European Commission President asked about the situation in the East of Ukraine and negotiations status. Poroshenko said that in response to the peace initiatives the terrorists did not lay down their arms and continue firing the Ukrainian Army. "We have not observed any improvement in eastern Ukraine over the last 72 hours since the announcement of the armistice. On the contrary, the terrorists have violated the ceasefire for 31 times during this period. Ukraine has lost one soldier and seven more were wounded," said the President. "But we insist on a peaceful settlement. In particular, we invited the inspectors of the OSCE mission to visit and witness the complete fulfilment of the conditions of the peace plan by the Ukrainian side."

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The President also expressed readiness, under appropriate safety conditions, to send a group to Sloviansk to reconstruct infrastructure, damaged by the militants, supply of water and energy resources.

The Ukrainian President welcomed the conclusions of the EU Council on the Ministers of Foreign Affairs level. The EU Council praised Ukraine's implementation of the first phase of the Action Plan on visa liberalization and announced the decision to start work in the second phase today. "We are committed to achieving fast and positive results on the implementation of the second phase and the Action Plan on visa liberalization," the President said.

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Poroshenko thanked President Jose Manuel Barroso for the financial support of the reform of the judiciary and law enforcement systems and said that Ukraine is ready to demonstrate significant progress in this direction.

The Ukrainian President appreciated the decision of the European Council to establish a mission in the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU to support Ukraine in reforming the security sector, in particular, the police.

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