Poroshenko and Tusk agreed to hold EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels in summer

During his visit to Germany for the Charlemagne Prize award ceremony, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, the president's website stated. "The leaders agreed to hold the next jubilee 20th European Union-Ukraine Summit in the summer of 2018 in Brussels," the report said.

Poroshenko also informed Tusk about the situation in the Donbas, the progress of the Joint Forces Operation and Russia’s latest violations of the Minsk agreements. They also discussed the issue of the continuation and possible strengthening of sanctions against Russia.

The parties discussed the implementation of reforms in Ukraine, particularly the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court, the reform of the national security system and the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, as well as ways to strengthen EU assistance.

The 19th EU-Ukraine summit was held in Kyiv in July 2017. The previous summit was held on November 24, 2016 in Brussels, during which Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic energy partnership with the EU together with the European Atomic Energy Community. Ukraine and the EU also signed an agreement on the financing of the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine worth 15 million euros.

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