Poroshenko, Trump to meet "in near future," - Minister Klimkin

Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says a meeting between President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to take place soon.

Klimkin announced it at a briefing, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

"We are preparing the meeting. I think it will take place in the near future. One of the important moments of the preparation - and I mentioned this - is the format within which the U.S. will be involved to exert pressure on Russia for it to fulfill the Minsk accords. Now the discussion is underway, and we'll soon have answers to these questions with our Normandy format partners," Klimkin said.

According to him, it is not necessary to focus on whom Trump will meet first, Poroshenko or his Russian counterpart.

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"Everyone says: 'What if the meeting (between Poroshenko and Trump) happens later (than that between Trump and Putin)? Won't they agree on something that Ukraine will have to carry out later?' In fact, this is devoid of any logic: the talks between the United States and Russia have a completely different agenda and a different nature," he added.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n439567