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 Nuland met Poroshenko: sanctions on Russia must stay in place until full implementation of Minsk

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland met Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during her visit to Kyiv.

This was announced in a statement by Nuland, released by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, Censor.NET informs.

"Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and NSC Senior Directors Charles Kupchan and Celeste Wallander met on June 22 with senior Ukrainian officials, including President Poroshenko, Speaker of Parliament Parubii, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration for Foreign Policy Yelisieiev, and Foreign Minister Klimkin to discuss Ukraine's reform agenda and implementation of the Minsk agreements in support of Normandy countries.

"The consultations were detailed and constructive, and focused heavily on the security requirements of Minsk in advance of the U.S. Delegation's onward travel to Moscow on June 23," the statement reads.

Read more: Nuland's visit to Kyiv and Moscow connected to implementation of Minsk agreements, - Department of State

"The U.S. side welcomed Ukrainian leaders' strong commitment to full implementation of Minsk, and underscored that sanctions on Russia must stay in place in order to advance that goal," the statement sums up.

Presidential website has not posted any information about the meeting. Earlier, Presidential Administration announced that Nuland would not meet Poroshenko during her visit.
 
 
 
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