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President Petro Poroshenko met with the bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate and congratulated Patriarch Filaret on the 23rd anniversary of his enthronement.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with the delegation of secretaries of state the Federal Republic of Germany. The parties noted a significant progress of Ukraine on the track of reforms and the increase of Ukraine’s attractiveness for German companies.

"I initiated this meeting in order to thank our parliamentary delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for the victory. I think that this is a very good example, when all political forces or an absolute majority of political forces consolidate around the national interests of Ukraine in the international political organizations, such as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe," Petro Poroshenko told Ukrainian parliamentarians.

"Why is it so important to us? Because these are Ukrainian citizens. And of course, when Ukrainian citizens are killed, wherever it happens, it's a tragedy," Petro Poroshenko said. The President expressed condolences to the Ukrainians who lost their children and relatives.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Rasa Juknevičienė. The Head of State thanked the NATO Parliamentary Assembly for consistent support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and strong condemnation of the Russian aggression.

During the working trip to Lviv region, President Petro Poroshenko visited the Military Medical Clinical Center of the western region and talked to the wounded servicemen who are undergoing treatment.

"The decision on defending the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine was made by the RF Security Council ... I consider it a direct interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine and an element of hybrid aggression. And we clearly understand the threats in this regard. The Synod of the Russian Church has decided to break off the Eucharistic dialogue with the Ecumenical Patriarchate," Petro Poroshenko said.

During a meeting on the state of implementation of the housing construction program for servicemen in Lviv region, President Petro Poroshenko stressed that it should be clearly stipulated that service housing cannot be privatized. At the same time it is necessary to develop a financial mechanism to provide the military who have served more than 25 years with personal housing.

President Petro Poroshenko during a meeting on the state of implementation of the housing program for the military said that in the framework of the visit to Lviv region, he had visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center and examined the territorial defense exercises. The President also had dinner with the military. "Everyone should note the quality and efficiency of using the new food system," Petro Poroshenko said.

"During the construction of 16 dormitories, the Ministry of Defense had to terminate contracts due to the fact that light fingers tried to either raise prices or steal money. Those contractors who hinder us from implementing a program of social protection for servicemen, who disrupt tenders, who steal advance payments, who are trying to undermine the timing of contract work. The law enforcement bodies must provide maximum assistance to the Ministry of Defense in the fight against those who steal government money or unfairly perform their duties. We will not allow playing tricks with the army," the Head of State addressed the law enforcement agencies.