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President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with cyborg, paratrooper of the 80th airmobile brigade Taras Kolodiy liberated from captivity of militants. The meeting was also attended by mother of Taras Kolodiy Halyna Myroslavivna. The President emphasized: “We are thankful for your courage, firm character and patriotism. Taras, welcome home”.

Over the past hours, the National Security and Defense Council, National Bank, Cabinet of Ministers and Ministry of Finance have adopted all legal formal decisions on bringing “PrivatBank” into complete state ownership. Those were the decisions that saved both the bank and the banking system.

On the eve of Christmas, scouts handed the Peace Light of Bethlehem to President Petro Poroshenko. Ukrainian scouts convey the light from the Holy Land to the President as a sign of peace and welfare for all Ukrainians for the second year in a row.

In the presence of the Head of State, judges, appointed in the transitional period of the judicial reform to ensure access to justice for citizens, have taken oath. According to the Council of Judges of Ukraine, there is an under-staffing of courts of different instances caused by the dismissal of numerous old judges, which prevented their efficient functioning.

The parties discussed the situation in Donbas and the course of the Minsk agreements implementation. Joseph Biden praised humanitarian initiatives of Petro Poroshenko aimed to liberate Ukrainian hostages from captivity of Russian militants.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of the European Council Donald Tusk. The parties coordinated positions on the eve of the European Council’s session that will take place on December 15 in Brussels.

“I think you will hear really important initiatives in that context soon,” the Head of State said during the working trip to Ivano-Frankivsk region.

In the course of the working trip to Ivano-Frankivsk region, President Petro Poroshenko examined the course of reconstruction of H-10 road (Stryi - Mamalyha). “Road construction is one of the main directions of the last two years,” the President said.

President Petro Poroshenko visited “Gadz” farm enterprise in Trybukhivtsi during the working trip to Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk region.

President Petro Poroshenko opened new enterprise “SE Bordnetze-Ukraine” - producer of cables and conductors for “Volkswagen” corporate group, which started functioning in Chortkiv, Ternopil region.