President of Ukraine

President enlisted support of the leading EU countries at the meetings in the framework of the UN General Assembly

28 September 2015 - 01:43

President enlisted support of the leading EU countries at the meetings in the framework of the UN General Assembly

President Petro Poroshenko informed that today's negotiations in bilateral format with UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, as well as short meeting with President of France Francois Hollande had been dedicated to the discussion of security situation and coordination of actions. "We enlisted clear support for Ukraine," the Head of State told journalists in New York.

We were assured that the issue of Syria cannot be mixed with the issue of Ukraine, as stated by the President. "Requirements on de-escalation of the conflict, withdrawal of Russian troops from the occupied territories of Donbas and liberation of Crimea have been raised at every meeting," Petro Poroshenko informed.

According to the President, the parties coordinated positions on the eve of the meeting in the Normandy format that will be held on October 2 in Paris.

"We also discussed the expansion of economic cooperation and restructuring of debt," the Head of State noted.

The President emphasized that the position on fake elections in Donbas remained unchanged - fake elections pose a serious treat to the Minsk process.

Speaking of the veto right of permanent members of the UN Security Council, the President said that the given issue was widely discussed at the General Assembly. "It doesn't go about deprivation of the veto right. It goes about the imposition of certain restrictions in case of mass killings of people. Today, veto right virtually provides a license to kill," the President noted. According to Petro Poroshenko, the number of states supporting the given position is being increased.

The President is confident that all permanent members of the UN Security Council, except Russia, will agree to abolish the veto right in cases like the annexation of Crimea or the MH-17 tragedy.