Poroshenko meets Rutte in Istanbul, discuss Donbas conflict, EU's position on Russia
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in Istanbul, Turkey, during his working visit to the UN World Humanitarian Summit, the Ukrainian presidential press service reported.
"The effect of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU and the finalization of the European Union's decision on visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens were major issues on the agenda of the two heads of states," the press service said on Monday.
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The parties separately touched on the situation in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. Poroshenko stressed that he hopes for further solidarity and unity of the European Union in the support of Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, in particular through maintaining EU sanctions against Russia until it fully implements the Minsk peace agreements and let Ukraine retake its territory.
"The leaders of Ukraine and the Netherlands also synchronized their joint actions in the framework of the investigation in the downing of flight MH17 by Russian proxies in Donbas in July 2014," the press service said.