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 Russia sanctions must continue until full implementation of Minsk agreements, - Poroshenko in Germany

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with President of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert, during which he stressed the importance of remaining sanctions against Russia until full implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the president.

The head of state informed the other party of the deterioration of the situation in the Donbas and the continuing hybrid aggression of Russia.

In this context, the parties noted the importance of preserving unity and solidarity for the efficient response to the existing threats to peace and security.

Poroshenko expressed gratitude to Lammert for his firm position in support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as resolute non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

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The parties agreed that the policy of sanctions against Russia must continue until full implementation of the Minsk agreements.

The parties also discussed Ukraine's progress on the track of reforms and capability of the Bundestag to support the Ukrainian efforts in that direction.

The head of state and the president of the Bundestag underlined the importance of speeding up the provision of the visa-free regime for Ukrainians and ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.

The president urged the German Parliament to recognize Holodomor act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

Poroshenko and Lammert noted the importance of holding the "Day of Reforms in Ukraine" in the Bundestag in spring 2017. It will become a good occasion for Ukraine to demonstrate success in the reforms and its business and investment opportunities, the press service wrote.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n425541