Poroshenko anticipates signing of Ukrainian-Polish defense cooperation deal

11:40, 11 October 2016
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President Petro Poroshenko on October 10 held a meeting in Kyiv with Head of the National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland Pawel Soloch where the parties discussed the situation in Donbas, according to the president's press service.


The President of Ukraine thanked Poland for supporting the decision of the European Council to prolong sanctions against Russia that must stay in force until the liberation of the occupied territories of Ukraine "to motivate Russia to fulfill the Minsk agreements".

The parties discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation in military and military-technical sphere. They emphasized the importance of concluding the bilateral agreement on cooperation in the sphere of defense shortly.

Read alsoOn way to reconciliation: Ukraine, Poland to jointly analyze Volyn tragedyThey also noted successful operation of the Ukraine-Poland-Lithuania brigade, while the president expressed gratitude to the Polish side for the facilitation in the issue of professional training of Ukrainian officers and military doctors.

Petro Poroshenko urged to avoid politicization of historic background and emphasized the inadmissibility of anti-Ukrainian or anti-Polish sentiments that would only play into hands of the aggressor state.

Read alsoPoland calls Russia's Kaliningrad missile deployment inappropriate The Head of State thanked Poland for its clear position on non-recognition of the legitimacy of the Russian parliamentary elections in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea.

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