Poroshenko with U.S. congressmen discussed strengthening the defense of Ukraine

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with a bipartisan delegation of the house of representatives of the Congress of the United States.

About it informs the website of the President.

The head of state thanked for the strong bipartisan support for Ukraine from the U.S. Congress to counter continued Russian aggression and strengthening the defense of Ukraine and implementing the necessary internal reforms.

The sides discussed the strengthening of cooperation in the sphere of strengthening of defense capability of Ukraine to resist Russian aggression.

Poroshenko informed the congressmen about the situation in the Donbas and continuing provocations and violations of cease fire from the Russian-controlled militants. During the meeting, stressed the need to maintain and strengthen international sanctions against Russia until the complete fulfillment of the Minsk agreements and to restore sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea.

The President hopes that Congress will actively support Ukraine in the future, including through adoption of relevant laws and resolutions.

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Recall that U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson will act as the advocate of Ukraine in negotiations with Russia, and Washington can join the Normandy format.

This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.

He noticed that Tillerson well-informed about the aggression against Ukraine in Moscow, he also discussed various options to resolve the situation. The Minister added that the US is likely to join Ukraine, Germany and France in talks with Russia, but stressed that is important, not the format of negotiations, and their effectiveness.