Poroshenko, Freeland discuss initiative on UN peacekeepers deployment in Donbas
In the framework of his working visit to Canada, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has met with Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, the Ukrainian president's press service reported on Saturday.
"They discussed possible ways to the full implementation of mutually beneficial possibilities provided by the FTA Agreement, as well as further enhancement of bilateral cooperation in defense sector, including the support for Ukraine in the development of close partnership with NATO," the report reads.
The two officials discussed the developments in Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreements. They also coordinated approaches to the implementation of the initiative on the deployment of the UN peacekeeping operation across the whole occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Poroshenko and Freeland expressed the hope that Canada will take principled stand in the issue of sanctions against Moscow, first of all, in the context of the future presidency in the G7.
The Ukrainian president noted Canada's support for the implementation of reforms in Ukraine. In particular, Poroshenko thanked Freeland for her personal participation in the London conference for reforms in Ukraine in July 2017, in the course of which new Canadian projects of support have been announced.