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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman have discussed the pace of reforms in Ukraine and the creation of the High Anti-Corruption Court.

They had a phone call on September 17, the EU Delegation to Ukraine has said in a statement.

"The High Representative emphasised the importance of continued progress on the reform agenda, particularly in the establishment of the High Anti-Corruption Court, commending Prime Minister Groysman for his government's commitment," the statement said. "This is key also in terms of the EU's Macro-Financial Assistance, for which the Commission and Ukraine signed last Friday a Memorandum of Understanding for up to EUR1 billion."

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They said they looked forward to taking stock of progress in the implementation of the Association Agreement, including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, at the next meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, it said.

High Representative Mogherini and Prime Minister Groysman agreed to remain in regular contact in the run-up to the next Association Council.