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Ukraine and the European Parliament will ratify the Association Agreement synchronously

30.08.2014 22:18
At the meeting in Brussels, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz agreed that the ratification of the Association and DCFTA Agreement between Ukraine and the EU will be held in the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada and the European Parliament synchronously. Petro Poroshenko expressed gratitude to Martin Schulz for the support of the given initiative. It will be a remarkable day for Ukraine and Europe, Petro Poroshenko said.

Current events

30.08 22:22Petro Poroshenko congratulated Donald Tusk on his election to the post of President of the European CouncilTaking into account difficult challenges and tasks that the EU faces today, such a decision demonstrates that member-states recognize the leading role of Poland in the internal renewal of the EU and strengthening of its authority, the Head of State noted.

30.08 22:15President: Ukraine counts on broadening of the list of arms that can be supplied from the EUThe EU has earlier abolished the embargo on the supply of certain weapons and now we are expecting that the given list of arms will be broadened by the EU, the Head of State noted adding that Ukraine was willing to discuss the given issue in details at the NATO Summit in Wales.

30.08 21:42President: EU will allocate EUR 1 billion in the form of credit macro-financial assistance for UkraineThe Head of State also informed that in addition to the given sum Ukraine would receive loan in the amount of EUR 510 million and grant in the amount of EUR 250 million. It is the assistance of the EU to Ukraine in such a difficult situation.

30.08 21:29President emphasizes the necessity of resolving the situation in the Donbas through negotiationsThe President stressed that the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions had reached the line when it will be impossible to change anything. Thats why the parties must sit down at the negotiating table. We must stop everything and begin a diplomatic format of negotiations, the Head of State emphasized.

30.08 20:58President of Ukraine: We count on resolute actions of the EU that will stop the aggressionThe Head of State expressed hope that member-states of the EU will discuss and support the decision on the introduction of the third level of sanctions against Russia. I am confident that today, the decision will be unanimous. We count on resolute actions of the EU that will stop the aggression against Ukraine, he said.

30.08 19:36President coordinated positions with Prime Minister of Italy on the eve of the NATO SummitThe Head of State highly evaluated efforts of the Italian presidency in the European Council aimed at consolidation of support of the EU and the G7 for Ukraine in the context of continuing aggression in Donetsk and Luhansk region. The parties also coordinated approaches on the eve of the NATO Summit that is to be held on September 4-5 in Wales.

30.08 18:58Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Fredrik ReinfeldtThe Head of State hopes for a resolute support from the EU in the course of the meeting of the European Council in the issue of protection of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

President's wife

29.08 12:38Maryna Poroshenko visited school and children's hospital that are being reconstructed with her assistance in SlovianskMaryna Poroshenko examined the progress of reconstruction of school 10 of I-III degrees in Sloviansk. At the end of July, school executives addressed the office of the President's wife with a request for help. They provided full description of damages the school had suffered. Maryna Poroshenko responded to the request and the school received all the necessary building materials for interior and exterior works.

Administration

27.08 19:30Ukraine is preparing for the NATO summitWe expect that it will be a very important event. We continue elaboration of all directions of a wide range of issues on the interaction between Ukraine and NATO, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Valeriy Chaly noted.

27.08 19:26Ukraine counts on European assistance in border managementUkraine plans to attract financial assistance of European donors for the Ukrainian-Russian border management, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Valeriy Chaly noted at the briefing. The success of Ukrainian-Moldovan border management, efficient implementation of the EUBAM work demonstrates that we can now initiate the beginning of this work, V. Chaly said.

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