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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.

President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with cyborg, paratrooper of the 80th airmobile brigade Taras Kolodiy liberated from captivity of militants. The meeting was also attended by mother of Taras Kolodiy Halyna Myroslavivna. The President emphasized: “We are thankful for your courage, firm character and patriotism. Taras, welcome home”.

Over the past hours, the National Security and Defense Council, National Bank, Cabinet of Ministers and Ministry of Finance have adopted all legal formal decisions on bringing “PrivatBank” into complete state ownership. Those were the decisions that saved both the bank and the banking system.

On the eve of Christmas, scouts handed the Peace Light of Bethlehem to President Petro Poroshenko. Ukrainian scouts convey the light from the Holy Land to the President as a sign of peace and welfare for all Ukrainians for the second year in a row.

In the presence of the Head of State, judges, appointed in the transitional period of the judicial reform to ensure access to justice for citizens, have taken oath. According to the Council of Judges of Ukraine, there is an under-staffing of courts of different instances caused by the dismissal of numerous old judges, which prevented their efficient functioning.

The parties discussed the situation in Donbas and the course of the Minsk agreements implementation. Joseph Biden praised humanitarian initiatives of Petro Poroshenko aimed to liberate Ukrainian hostages from captivity of Russian militants.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of the European Council Donald Tusk. The parties coordinated positions on the eve of the European Council’s session that will take place on December 15 in Brussels.