Poroshenko to take part in 20th Ukraine-EU summit July 9
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday will visit the EU institutions to participate in the 20th Ukraine-European Union Summit.
According to the presidential press service, during the summit the leaders of Ukraine and EU will discuss the implementation of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, including the creation of a deep and comprehensive free trade zone, and the prospects for further deepening of Ukraine's sectoral integration in the digital market, energy union, customs, justice and home affairs in the development of the initiatives of the President of Ukraine, presented on July 15, 2017.
Views will be exchanged on ways to strengthen EU assistance to Ukraine toward implementing reforms on enhancing energy security.
During the summit, the leaders will pay special attention to coordinating actions aimed at counteracting the ongoing Russian aggression, increasing the effectiveness of the sanctions policy against Russia, boosting international pressure on the Kremlin for it to fully implement Minsk agreements, and for restoring the territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as ensuring the immediate release of Ukrainian hostages and political prisoners illegally held in Russia.
"The summit will take place against the background of the entry into force of the EU decision on granting Ukraine a new fourth program of macro-financial assistance worth EUR 1 billion and decision of the Council of the EU to extend until January 31, 2019 economic and sectoral sanctions against Russia for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine," the press service said.
A joint press conference will be held with the President of the European Council and President of the European Commission following the summit, and a joint statement will be released.