The Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, discussed the prospects of an expansion of the special cooperation between the two countries at the meeting that was held in Paris. Poroshenko told Trudeau about the current situation in Donbas and emphasized the importance of a unified view concerning the issue on the maintenance of sanctions against Russia until full restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine is achieved, the presidential press service reported.
Trudeau assured him of Canada’s full support of the Ukrainian people in the fight for upholding the right to independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. He also noted the further readiness of Canada to apply pressure on Moscow. He said that Canada will help Ukraine strengthen the possibility oftheir armed forces in order to counteract modern challenges and threats.
It’s also reported that the Prime Minister of Canada informed the President about the results of the G20 Summit which was held in Antalya and assured in transatlantic solidarity with Ukraine. “The parties also discussed issues on visa regime simplification for Ukrainian residents,”the Presidential Administration noted.
Earlier, it was reported that Poroshenko also met with the President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdoğan, the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, the President of European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.