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 "We are impressed by reform implementation progress in Ukraine," - Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark Kristian Jensen.

Censor.NET reports citing the press office of the Ukrainian president.

The parties have discussed the security situation in Donbas and further steps necessary for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.

The president has emphasized the priority of ensuring sustainable and comprehensive security in Donbas, which predetermines any further steps on the political track of the Minsk agreements. "True settlement is out of question as long as artillery shelling is continued, access to the entire occupied territory of Donbas is not provided for the OSCE, supply of Russian weaponry and troops is not terminated and access to the uncontrolled area of our border is not ensured," Petro Poroshenko stressed.

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The president thanked the government of Denmark for supporting sanctions against the aggressor. The head of state welcomed the EU Council's decision to extend personal sanctions for the aggression against Ukraine. "This decision demonstrates consistency of our European partners in upholding the core values - truth and justice," the head of state noted.

In his turn, the Foreign Minister of Denmark assured that the position of Copenhagen in the issue of sanctions remained unchanged.

Kristian Jensen praised the course of reforms in Ukraine. "We are impressed by the progress of Ukraine in the implementation of internal reforms in such a short period of time," he said.

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The parties have particularly discussed the liberation of hostages and political prisoners illegally detained in Donbas, Crimea and Russia.

The head of state thanked the government of Denmark for the technical assistance aimed at supporting the process of implementation of reforms in Ukraine, as well as for a significant assistance for IDPs from Donbas.

Petro Poroshenko highly appreciated Denmark's contribution to the NATO Trust Fund on the Reform of Logistics and Standardization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In his turn, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark reiterated the invitation from the Prime Minister of Denmark to the President of Ukraine to visit the Kingdom of Denmark at a convenient time.
 
 
 
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