The head of state informed the president of the European Council on the developments in Donbas, emphasizing that Russia and Russian-backed militants kept ignoring the Minsk agreements. This is reported by Censor.NET citing Ukraine president's press service.
The parties agreed that sanctions against Russia must be prolonged until full implementation of the Minsk agreements by Russia.
President Tusk noted that all the EU countries highly appreciated their unity in the attitude towards the aggression against Ukraine.
The interlocutors also discussed the developments in Syria. They agreed that Russia's participation rather created problems than helped solve them.
The president emphasized that despite difficult situation on the front line, Ukraine did not stop on the path of reforms and demonstrated real progress.
Petro Poroshenko noted that DCFTA between Ukraine and the EU would come into force on Jan. 1, 2016. He believes it will strengthen trade relations with the EU and economic independence of Ukraine.
The parties also discussed granting visa-free regime for Ukrainians. The president noted the importance of the issue for Ukrainian people.
Petro Poroshenko invited Donald Tusk to visit Ukraine at his convenience.