Ukrainian President Poroshenko may meet with Trump at the UN General Assembly

In an interview with BBC News Ukraine, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, who oversees international issues, said that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may meet with US President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly. 

“The president is actively preparing for events connected with the United Nations General Assembly; two-way meetings are being planned as well as participation in general political debates. His speech is scheduled for September 26th, and meetings are scheduled with flagship world businesses as well as businesses in the Ukrainian community,” he said, responding to a question about whether Poroshenko and Trump will meet at the UN General Assembly.

He noted that Poroshenko’s program is being prepared.

“As of today, the participation programs are still being planned for both the Ukrainian and US presidents. There is no final confirmation whether Donald Trump will take part in the General Assembly and no schedule for his participation in the event. As soon as we receive all confirmations, we will consider all possible options,” he added.

Among the main issues that Ukraine will propose to discuss at the UN General Assembly in September, are the annexation of the Crimea and fate of Ukrainian political prisoners detained in Russia.  In addition, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, during his speech at the UN General Assembly plans to raise the question of deploying a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas.

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