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 Merkel promises Poroshenko to further completion of visa waiver for Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Censor.NET reports citing the presidential press service.

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The parties expressed concern over constant cease-fire violations by Russian militants.

The president noted the inadmissibility of Russia's blocking the process of liberation of Ukrainian hostages.

Poroshenko is hopeful the EU will take a positive decision on further extension of sanctions against Russia in the near future.

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Angela Merkel offered reassurance she would facilitate the soonest completion of EU's visa waiver procedure and forging compromise to ratify the Ukraine-EU association deal.

The parties also discussed the energy security challenges faced by both Ukraine and the EU.
 
 
 
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