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Joint Statement by the Presidents of Ukraine, the European Council and the European Commission on the occasion of the beginning of the provisional application of the Association Agreement

31.10.2014 18:49
We welcome the launch of the provisional application of important parts of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement as of 1 November 2014. This follows the aspirations of the Ukrainian people, who have demonstrated their support for closer relations with the European Union, most recently in the parliamentary elections last Sunday. The Association Agreement will be a key instrument for carrying out the much-needed reforms in Ukraine in the years to come, underpinned by the EU's support.

Border guards begin regaining control over problematic areas of the border - report of the Head of the State Border Service to the President

31.10.2014 20:29
Head of the State Border Service Viktor Nazarenko reported to the President that the border guards began regaining control over the problematic areas of the Ukrainian-Russian border. He informed the President about his meeting of October 30 with acting Head of the Border Service of Russia following which the protocol on joint control in the checkpoint Kuybysheve-Dyakovo had been signed and mechanisms of establishing joint control in the checkpoints Donetsk-Izvaryne and Matvieyev Kurhan-Uspienka had been defined.

Current events

31.10 14:37President Poroshenko suggests faction support candidacy of Yatsenyuk to the post of Prime MinisterDelivering a speech at the constituent assembly of future faction of "Block of Petro Poroshenko" in the new Parliament, the Head of State congratulated newly elected MPs on a convincing victory in the elections. He noted that "Block of Petro Poroshenko" would have the biggest number of deputies in the newly elected Verkhovna Rada. "I have all the reasons to congratulate "Block of Petro Poroshenko" on the victory in parliamentary elections that became possible due to your selfless work," the President said addressing the participants of the meeting.

31.10 13:20President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with President of France, President of Russia and Federal Chancellor of GermanyIn the course of the phone conversation, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, President of France Francois Hollande, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel welcomed the achievement of gas agreements between Ukraine, Russia and the EU. The parties discussed the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine and once again called for immediate ceasefire under the OSCE monitoring and verification. They agreed that settlement of the conflict must be achieved with preservation of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, especially in the context of elections in the Donbas planned for November 2.

30.10 20:36Petro Poroshenko and Jean-Claude Juncker discussed situation in Ukraine and development of relations with the EUPresident Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Jean-Claude Juncker who will start performing duties of President of the European Commission on November 1. Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated the Head of State on democratic parliamentary elections and expressed hope that new Government would be formed in Ukraine soon. The interlocutors discussed the situation in the Donbas, the issue of macro-financial assistance from the EU and tripartite gas consultations.

30.10 18:38President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with President of the European CouncilPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy. The President of the European Council congratulated the President of Ukraine on holding of democratic parliamentary elections which is a success given difficult situation in the country. The parties also discussed trilateral gas consultations between Ukraine, Russia and the EU.

Administration

31.10 10:53Commissioner of the President Gerashchenko: East of Ukraine requires more deliberate active informational policy of the stateIn the course of the opening of photo exhibition "Donbas: War and Peace" that takes place with the assistance of the Commissioner of the President and represents more than 60 works of Ukrainian journalists, photographers, volunteers and soldiers of volunteer battalions, Iryna Gerashchenko emphasized that deliberate active informational policy of the state on eastern regions would facilitate normalization of the situation and establishment of peace. "We must tell the truth on the situation in the east of the country more actively both inside Ukraine and abroad, first of all in the countries of the EU," she stressed.

President's wife

26.10 10:27Presidents wife voted in elections to the Verkhovna RadaThe First Lady came to the polling station alone. I came to fulfill my civil duty, she said. Answering the question about her husband she said: My husband is in the Donbas now. She added that the purpose of his trip to the Donbas was to control the guarantees of free expression of will for local population and servicemen.

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