President Petro Poroshenko underlines the importance of the meeting with President of the United States Donald Trump before his meeting with the President of Russia. “This was an absolutely trustful conversation and I'm pleased that Ukraine was given priority. And it was absolutely necessary to speak to President of the United States Donald Trump before his visit to Helsinki. I am completely satisfied with this conversation,” Petro Poroshenko said in Brussels during the press conference.
At the same time, the Head of State will not disclose some of the issues discussed during this meeting.
According to him, during the conversation with the President of the United States, significant attention was paid to the meeting to be held on Monday in Finland.
"We thoroughly discussed the next meeting of President Trump to be held in Helsinki on Monday, July 16. The issues of the Nord Stream 2 were carefully discussed as well. I informed President Trump in a very detailed manner," the Head of State noted.
He also said that during the conversation the achievements of Ukraine in advancing reforms were emphasized. In particular, the interlocutors stressed the importance of adopting a bill by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which establishes the jurisdiction of all anti-corruption cases for the new anticorruption court.
Answering the question whether the issue of the annexation of Crimea was discussed with Donald Trump, Petro Poroshenko stressed that the position of all Alliance members was reflected today in a statement following the Summit. "It is clearly written. This is a statement approved by all members at the highest level, including with the participation of President Trump. The Crimean status is absolutely clearly emphasized, non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea," he said.
The President also reminded that the same position was fixed in the resolution of the U.S. Congress and in the statements of the Department of State and the White House.