According to the press statement, they discussed the situation in the Donbas and the initiative of the Ukrainian President on conducting the international humanitarian mission for Luhansk under the aegis of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Petro Poroshenko declared readiness to multilateral international discussion of the settlement of the situation in the Donbas in Normandy or Geneva format. The Head of State would like the "Ukrainian issue" to be duly considered and included into the agenda of the next meeting of the European Council of August 30.
José Manuel Barroso commended the given initiative and the clear position of Ukraine that it should be conducted under the international law. He also informed that the European Union was ready to allocate EUR 2.5 billion for humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. At the same time, he called to establish a special coordinating mechanism for the provision of humanitarian assistance and resettlement of migrants.
The Ukrainian President assured the President of the European Commission of his devotion to the implementation of the peace plan under the following principles: bilateral ceasefire, monitoring and verification of the OSCE, liberation of hostages, control over the Ukrainian-Russian border aimed at preventing the inflow of militants and arms, political dialogue without any additional conditions.