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18 DECEMBER 2014 19:04President submitted the draft law on the abolition of the non-aligned status of UkrainePresident Petro Poroshenko has submitted the draft Law "On Amendments to Several Laws of Ukraine on the Abolition of the Non-Aligned Policy of Ukraine" for consideration by Verkhovna Rada. The Head of State has noted that the given draft law should be urgently considered by the Parliament.Press office of President

18 DECEMBER 2014 16:17President: The level of Ukrainian-Polish relations has never been as high as todayAt the meeting with the community of the city of Lublin, President Petro Poroshenko has noted the value of Polish experience for Ukraine in decentralization of power. He has informed on the intention to initiate the establishment of the Constitutional Commission on amendments to the Constitution in the context of decentralization of power. Petro Poroshenko has thanked the community of the city of Lublin for the long-term assistance to Ukraine. "I would like to express gratitude to our Polish brothers for everything they do for Ukrainians. The level of Ukrainian-Polish relations has never been as high as today," the President has emphasized.Press office of President

18 DECEMBER 2014 12:37President: Interaction in the framework of the Ukrainian-Polish-Lithuanian brigade will help increase military power of the Ukrainian armyIn the course of the state visit to the Republic of Poland, the President of Ukraine has visited the city of Lublin to have a look at the future garrison of the Ukrainian-Polish-Lithuanian brigade. According to the Head of State, this unit is not only the bright example of military cooperation and interaction of the three friendly countries, but also the reliable modern base for the improvement of military skills. "Ukrainian militaries have an opportunity to improve their military skills in this brigade. Such military cooperation will let our army move to the modern standards and significantly improve its combat capability," Petro Poroshenko has emphasized.Press office of President

17 DECEMBER 2014 17:55President of Ukraine and Prime Minister of Poland have discussed prospects of broadening economic cooperationThe Ukrainian President and the Prime Minister of Poland have paid special attention to the extension of trade-economic ties between the two countries. Petro Poroshenko has assured that the Ukrainian authorities would facilitate the implementation of new investment projects in Ukraine and expect active participation of Polish business. Petro Poroshenko and Ewa Kopacz have discussed the opportunity of holding joint sessions of the Ukrainian and Polish Parliaments to improve economic cooperation.Press office of President

17 DECEMBER 2014 17:46President in the Polish Parliament: Ukrainians have paid a high price for the right to be called EuropeansIn the course of the state visit to the Republic of Poland, President Petro Poroshenko has delivered a speech at the joint session of the Polish Sejm and Senate. The Head of State has expressed gratitude to the people of Poland for the support of Ukraine in difficult times of our country. According to him, the two nations have not only common past, which hasn't always been easy, but also common European future. "I am confident that someday the people of Ukraine and Poland, as well as other European nations will be deciding on the internal development of the EU. I would like to assure you that we are not afraid of this responsibility. We will not lose the chance achieved in a fierce struggle.Press office of President

17 DECEMBER 2014 15:55President to submit the law on the abolition of the non-aligned status of Ukraine for consideration by the Parliament in the coming daysIt was stated by him in the course of his speech at the joint session of the Polish Sejm and Senate. "We cannot deny the fact that the non-aligned status of Ukraine declared in 2010 has failed to guarantee our security and territorial integrity. That's why today I have decided to declare the return to the course of integration to the Euro-Atlantic security space. Upon my return to Ukraine, I will immediately submit the draft law on the abolition of the non-aligned status for consideration by the Parliament," the President has noted.Press office of President

17 DECEMBER 2014 14:57Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with Bogdan Borusewicz and Radoslaw SikorskiIn Warsaw, President Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with Speaker of the Polish Senate Bogdan Borusewicz and Marshal of the Sejm Radoslaw Sikorski. In the course of the conversation with the leaders of the upper and the lower houses of the Polish Parliament, the Head of State has praised the active efforts of the Polish Sejm and Senate on the support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. He has emphasized the importance of unanimous ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU in the Senate and almost unanimous ratification in the Sejm.Press office of President

17 DECEMBER 2014 14:06Presidents of Ukraine and Poland have discussed further development of strategic partnershipIn the course of the state visit to the Republic of Poland, President Petro Poroshenko has held negotiations with his Polish colleague Bronislaw Komorowski. In the framework of the meeting in both "vis-a-vis" and expanded formats, the two Presidents have discussed bilateral cooperation, particularly in the European integration sphere.Press office of President

17 DECEMBER 2014 00:57President has held phone consultations in Normandy formatPresident of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a phone conversation with President of France Francois Hollande, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The parties have discussed the situation in the Donbas and the fulfillment of the Minsk protocol of September 5 and the Minsk memorandum of September 19. Petro Poroshenko, Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin have agreed on the necessity of compliance with all items of those agreements for the peaceful resolution of the situation in the Donbas.Press office of President

16 DECEMBER 2014 22:45Ukraine and the EU must work together - meeting between Petro Poroshenko and Federica MogheriniPresident Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. Federica Mogherini has confirmed that the EU paid top-priority attention to Ukraine. "We can begin our work using the instruments that have emerged due to the Association Agreement and implement the reforms. We should continue our joint work just as we have ratified the Agreement. We should move forward hand in hand - Ukraine and the EU," she said.Press office of President

16 DECEMBER 2014 18:52President had a phone conversation with President of the European Council Donald TuskThe parties have paid special attention to the issue of possible increase of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine. The EU is considering the allocation of the third package of macro-financial assistance. The President has called on the EU to consider the possibility of increasing this assistance.Press office of President

16 DECEMBER 2014 18:18President discussed situation in the Donbas with UN Under-Secretary-GeneralAt the meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman in Kyiv, the President has drawn attention to the increasingly complicated humanitarian situation in the occupied territories. The President has noted that Ukraine kept on sending humanitarian assistance, but the majority of it was being stolen by militants. The Head of State has informed that he had instructed the Government to immediately increase the number of humanitarian columns to deliver food and goods of prime necessity to the Donbas. Still, everything should be done to prevent the seizure of the given assistance by militants.Press office of President

16 DECEMBER 2014 17:29President of Ukraine has held a meeting with the Visegrad Group delegationThe President of Ukraine has held a meeting with the Visegrad Group delegation represented by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia Miroslav Lajcak, Foreign Ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic Grzegorz Schetyna and Lubomir Zaoralek, as well as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Laszlo Szabo.Press office of President

16 DECEMBER 2014 12:53President introduced new NSDC Secretary Oleksandr TurchynovThe Head of State has named the main tasks of the new NSDC Secretary and his team: execution of the Peace Plan, development of the defense sector reform strategy, elaboration of the efficient system of security expenditures funding and stabilization of the domestic political situation in the country.Press office of President

16 DECEMBER 2014 00:52President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with U.S. Vice PresidentPetro Poroshenko praised the approval of Ukraine Freedom Support Act by the U.S. Congress. It has been submitted to the Congress in the course of the Ukrainian President's visit to the United States on September 18. The Head of State expressed hope that U.S. President Barack Obama would sign the given important legislative act in the nearest time to renew the assurance of solidarity of the American people with Ukraine.Press office of President

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