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President Petro Poroshenko instructed Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Kyiv CSA Head Vitali Klitschko to take measures to ensure proper public order and security.

The Head of State is confident that the given law will significantly broaden instruments for law enforcers to restore order on the roads. “You are equipped with these “weapons” and instruments. I am confident that I give them to reliable, patriotic, professional and decent hands,” the President noted.

President Petro Poroshenko attended the ceremony of lying in repose to pay last respects to journalist Pavel Sheremet. The ceremony was held in the Ukrainian House.

President Petro Poroshenko visited the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine where he examined the capabilities of modern communication technology of secure connection.

“I require to establish a task force. Khatia (Dekanoidze), please lead the group personally,” Petro Poroshenko noted. He also addressed Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko and Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak with a requirement to delegate the best experts and investigators to this group. “It is a matter of honor to take all measures to solve this crime as soon as possible,” the Head of State noted.

President Petro Poroshenko met with the delegation of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe headed by Hans van Baalen and Petras Austrevicius.

President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that perpetrators of the MH17 tragedy must be punished. Ukraine and the countries whose citizens became victims of the tragedy make every effort to bring them to justice.

The Head of State thanked the Governor for his personal role in the enhancement of Ukraine-USA ties and implementation of important projects in the sphere of security, particularly holding of training in the framework of cooperation between the National Guard of Ukraine and the National Guard of California, as well as formation of new patrol police.

The President signed Decree №299/2016 appointing scholarship to children of journalists Serhiy Nikolayev and Dmytro Labutkin killed in Donbas during performance of their duties.

President Petro Poroshenko laid flowers near the Embassy of France in Ukraine and left a note in the book of sorrow. The Head of State expressed condolences to friends and relatives of the deceased, including a Ukrainian citizen. “We stand together with France in these difficult times,” the Head of State stressed.