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"It is very important that this meeting is held on the eve of the G7 summit. We hope that the Sicilian meeting will demonstrate the unity of the civilized world in support of Ukraine," Poroshenko said at a joint press conference with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, held in the residence of the German Federal Government, Schloss Meseberg, in the town of Gransee, Brandenburg.

Read alsoPoroshenko, Merkel to meet May 20"We are very grateful to our partners for keeping the Ukrainian issue high on the agenda," he added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Italy would host this year's summit in the Sicilian town of Taormina on May 26-27.