President Petro Poroshenko met with the delegation of the French senators headed by Chairman of the French-Ukrainian Group of Friendship Herve Maurey.
The parties discussed the situation in Donbas and Crimea. The Head of State expressed concern over the systemic violation of the Minsk agreements by Russia and its militants, particularly the ongoing provocations that undermine the implementation of the initiative on the establishment of the ceasefire regime on the occasion of the beginning of a new school year and obstruct the OSCE SMM activity.
Petro Poroshenko expressed support for the intentions of the group of French senators to visit the ATO area and got themselves acquainted with the situation in Donbas caused by the ongoing Russian armed aggression.
The parties discussed the implementation of political and economic reforms in Ukraine.
Chairman of the French-Ukrainian Group of Friendship Herve Maurey praised the implementation of reforms in Ukraine in conditions of the Russian aggression: “We have made sure that over the two years since our previous visit, Ukraine under your leadership has managed to make many reforms in various sectors: fighting corruption, reforming the banking sector and the energy sector. This result is really impressive, especially given the fact that these reforms have to be made in the face of actual warfare. Therefore, we want to heartily congratulate you on these achievements".
The President expressed hope that France would further support the European integration of our country.
The Head of State presented the order “For Merits of the III Degree” to Herve Maurey for his continued support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, as well as a significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian-French inter-parliamentary cooperation.