Ukrainian Politics

 Poroshenko, Merkel agree to intensify processes in Minsk format

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says during his visit to Malta, he reached agreement with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to conduct the soonest trilateral negotiations between the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, and France.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the presidential press office, these negotiations are meant to intensify the Minsk peace process.

"We have conducted very thorough negotiations with the German Chancellor. We have agreed to hold telephone negotiations in trilateral format with participation of Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande regarding the intensification of process in the Minsk format next week," Poroshenko said.

Following the EPP Summit, the head of state noted that the issue of Ukraine was one of the most important issues for Europe and speeches of many leaders confirmed that. In particular, German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew attention of the whole party to the importance of Ukraine for Europe.

Read more: President Poroshenko meets Chancellor Merkel in Malta

In the course of the expanded EPP Summit, the Ukrainian delegation headed by the president ensured the representation of Ukrainian interests at the high level.

Poroshenko reported that he had met with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.

He also emphasized that during meetings within the EPP Summit, the parties had discussed three key issues for Ukraine: consideration of introduction of the visa-free travel for Ukrainians by the European Parliament, completion of ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement and provision of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine. According to the president, all sides assured that these issues would be solved shortly.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n434248