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President cancelled his visit to Turkey and urgently convenes the NSDC meeting

Due to sharp aggravation of the situation in Donetsk region, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko cancelled his working visit to the Republic of Turkey.

"I have made a decision to cancel my working visit to the Republic of Turkey due to sharp aggravation of the situation in Donetsk region, particularly in Amvrosiivka and Starobeshevo, as Russian troops were actually brought into Ukraine," the President noted.

Petro Poroshenko informs that the NSDC meeting will be convened today to elaborate further plan of actions.

"The President must stay in Kyiv today," the Head of State emphasized.

Ukraine will urgently initiate the convocation of the UN Security Council meeting. "The world must provide assessment of sharp aggravation of the situation in Ukraine," the President noted.

According to him, Ukraine will address its European partners with a request to call an emergency meeting of the Council of the European Union.

The President noted that he had made a decision to cancel the visit despite seven bilateral meetings planned within the framework of festivities on the occasion of the Turkish President's inauguration.


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