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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs Elmar Brok.

President Petro Poroshenko conveyed 17 paintings of Rubens, Tintoretto, Pisanello, Caroto and Mantegna heisted from Verona’s Museum in November 2015 and detained by the State Border Service of Ukraine in May 2016 when being transferred to the territory of Moldova.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko received credentials from Ambassador of Greece to Ukraine Georgios Poukamissas, Ambassador of Peru to Ukraine (concurrently) Alberto Salas Barahona and Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Ukraine (concurrently) Aleksandar Dragicevic.

President Petro Poroshenko took part in festivities on the occasion of the creation of new multipurpose air freighter An-132D. The President stressed that new multipurpose air freighter An-132D had been designed and constructed in record time - 1.5 years.

Petro Poroshenko noted: “The most efficient and non-alternative way to restore justice is full de-occupation and restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty over the Crimean peninsula. Crimea is Ukraine. We continue struggle”.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden.

President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Suma Chakrabarti.

On St. Nicholas Day, President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna visited Afanasenko family with many children in Husachivka village, Obukhiv district, Kyiv region. Serhiy and Alla Afanasenko raise 5 own children and two adopted sisters. The youngest family member is son Liubomyr born in late November 2016.

The Head of State expressed gratitude to the President of the European Parliament for the clear position in support of Ukraine during the European Council’s session held in Brussels on December 15. This is particularly related to the unblocking of the process of ratification of the Association Agreement, visa-free regime for Ukraine and continuation of the regime of sanctions against Russia in response to the lasting violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.