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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö. The Heads of State coordinated positions on the eve of the visit of the President of Russia to Finland.

On the basis of the submission received from the Cabinet of Ministers, the President of Ukraine signed Decree №277/2016 on dismissal of Mykolaiv RSA Head Vadym Merikov.

The agenda of the visit provides for the negotiations of President Petro Poroshenko with President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov. The parties will also sign a series of bilateral agreements aimed at the enhancement of cooperation between Ukraine and Bulgaria in various spheres.

In the course of the speech in the Ukrainian Parliament on the occasion of the Day of Constitution of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko emphasized that the issue of returning Crimea under the Ukrainian sovereignty was on the agenda, just as the issue of de-occupation of Donbas.

In the course of the speech in the Ukrainian Parliament on the occasion of the Day of Constitution of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko emphasized that the draft constitutional amendments on decentralization approved on August 31, 2015 in the first reading was related to the political and diplomatic struggle for the restoration of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine due to certain external and internal circumstances.

In the course of the speech in the Ukrainian Parliament on the occasion of the Day of Constitution of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko emphasized that the present Constitution is a historic, yet a practical document. And it should be the everyday guideline for political actions.

 “We have discussed a series of important issues and, inter alia, coordinated our actions on the visa-free regime. I would like to express gratitude to members of the foreign affairs committees of the European Parliament for a professional work. We expect formal procedures in the committees to be completed by summer holidays in the Parliament,” the Head of State said following the Ukraine-EU mini-summit in Brussels.

“The issue of sanctions against Russia has been discussed in details during the meetings with the EU leadership,” the Head of State informed and emphasized that sanctions against the country-aggressor must be continued. “This decision is extremely important for us and we should efficiently work over this issue until the last minute,” Petro Poroshenko said to journalists following the consultations.

The conclusion of the Agreement is a criterion of the Plan of Actions on the liberalization of the visa regime by the EU. It meets the intentions of Ukraine and the EU to develop relations in the sphere of justice and internal affairs.

President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz in Brussels.