President of Ukraine

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The President of Ukraine held a phone conversation with the leaders of the Normandy format – the President of France, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, and the President of Russia.

President Petro Poroshenko was debriefed about the findings of the Working Group on the verification of information published by the New York Times on August 14, 2017. 

The President called the last days of July one of the bloodiest in 2017 and urged Russia to immediately cease aggressive actions and supply of weapons to the occupied territories.

The Program of Cultural Cooperation for 2017-2021 signed today by the Ministries of Culture of Ukraine and Belarus increases opportunities for the implementation of joint projects, as stated by President Petro Poroshenko.

“We have lots of common interests and projects. Our cooperation is extremely efficient, useful and mutually beneficial,” the Head of State emphasized. According to him, the leaders of Ukraine and Belarus have a political will and persistent desire to implement these interests for the sake of prosperity of the two peoples and strengthening of independence of the two countries.

“Today, I have once again been reassured by you, Mr. President, that the territory of friendly Belarus would never be used for aggressive actions against Ukraine and the Ukrainian-Belarusian border would never be a border of war,” the Head of State said.

President Petro Poroshenko informed that on Monday, July 24, he would carry out phone conversations in the Normandy format and demand immediate ceasefire on the touch line.

President Petro Poroshenko is having a meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko who is on an official visit to Ukraine. At the beginning of the meeting in “vis-a-vis” format, the Head of State noted that following today’s negotiations, the parties will elaborate new formats, guidelines and the”roadmap” that will allow to enhance cooperation between Ukraine and Belarus.

The President expressed gratitude to the staff of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for new military-technical developments that work for the defense of our sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“If a person saved heat, part of these funds must be allocated to this person. This is called monetization. And not just allocate funds for the person to buy anything, but to improve energy consumption in the future,” the Head of State noted.