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7 January 2019 - 11:18

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"My goal for the next five years is to make Ukraine energy independent. We have to fill our needs with our gas. We must prevent anyone from stealing this gas and then writing it off to the state debt," the President emphasized.

President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes the importance of consolidation of the strategic course of Ukraine for joining the European Union and NATO in the Constitution and expects the final decision of the Parliament on this issue in February. The Head of State said this in a meeting with representatives of business and public of Kivertsi district, Volyn region.

During a meeting with representatives of business and public of Kivertsi district, Volyn region, President Petro Poroshenko stressed that Ukraine had clear tasks.

"Now someone is very dissatisfied with the fact that we have got the Tomos. Someone does not like our thankful prayers. Someone is looking for the absence of autocephaly in the Tomos. You will not find that! And do not listen to your instructions from Moscow, they will do you no good. And they are looking for the fact that the metropole is not independence. It is not true. My advice is to go to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, repent, confess your sins and take communion. You will definitely get better," the President said.

President Petro Poroshenko congratulated the residents of Vinnytsia on the formation of the UOC and thanked all those who prayed and supported the historic process of uniting the church and granting the Tomos of autocephaly.

During the working visit to Vinnytsia region, President Petro Poroshenko took part in the thanksgiving service for the Tomos of autocephaly of the UOC. The service was conducted by Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine Epifaniy and Metropolitan Simeon of Vinnytsia and Bar in the Cathedral of Vinnytsia. The Tomos of Autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine was brought to the Cathedral.

President Petro Poroshenko stresses that language is an important factor that unites Ukrainian society. "The most important factor of unity is our Ukrainian language," the Head of State said during a conversation with the inhabitants of Zdolbuniv and Zdolbuniv district in Rivne region.

President Poroshenko emphasizes that the economic growth is expected to equal 3.4% this year and it will be the record of the last eight years. According to him, it is the result of the reforms.

"In the year 2020, the Armed Forces will be organized and able to operate in full compliance with NATO standards under the law on the national security," the Head of State noted during the meeting with residents of Zdolbuniv and Zdolbuniv district in Rivne region.

During the working trip to Rivne region, President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited ATO/JFO veterans who undergo rehabilitation, including using art therapy at the Republican center for treatment and rehabilitation of neurotrauma consequences.