Poroshenko enlists support of Ukraine's position among leading EU countries

11:40, 28 September 2015
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko informed that Sunday's negotiations in bilateral format with UK Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as short meeting with French President Francois Hollande, had been dedicated to the discussion of security situation and coordination of actions, according to the presidential website.

Petro Poroshenko enlisted suport of leading EU states / Photo from UNIAN

"We enlisted clear support for Ukraine," Poroshenko told journalists in New York, the report says.

"We were assured that the issue of Syria cannot be mixed with the issue of Ukraine," as stated by the President.

"Requirements on de-escalation of the conflict, withdrawal of Russian troops from the occupied territories of Donbas and liberation of Crimea have been raised at every meeting," Poroshenko said.

According to the President, the parties coordinated positions on the eve of the meeting in the Normandy format that will be held on October 2 in Paris.

Read alsoMerkel: Ukraine situation significant to global security"We also discussed the expansion of economic cooperation and restructuring of debt," the Head of State noted.

The President emphasized that the position on sham elections in Donbas remained unchanged - fake elections pose a serious threat to the Minsk process.

Read alsoPoroshenko, Cameron: Fake elections in Donbas undermine Minsk agreementsSpeaking of the veto right of permanent members of the UN Security Council, the President said that the given issue was widely discussed at the General Assembly.

"Today, veto right virtually provides a license to kill," the President noted. According to Petro Poroshenko, the number of states supporting the given position is increasing.

The President is confident that all permanent members of the UN Security Council, except Russia, will agree to abolish the veto right in cases like the annexation of Crimea or the MH17 tragedy.

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