Poroshenko thanks Norwegian king for supporting Ukraine's territorial integrity
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with King Harald V of Norway and thanked him for supporting Ukraine's territorial integrity and considerable practical assistance, the Ukrainian presidential press service reported on Tuesday evening.
During the audience, the king mentioned the historic importance of the first official visit of a Ukrainian president to the Kingdom of Norway.
"The president indicated the significance that His Majesty personally attaches to the situation in Ukraine, which, in particular, can be seen from the recent throne speech during the opening of the current session of the Norwegian Storting, in which he said that 'Russia's actions in Ukraine are an unambiguous violation of the international law'," it said.
Poroshenko also mentioned the importance of Norway's support for the reforms in the Ukrainian defense sector and the modernization of its armed forces.