12:44 01.09.2018

Poroshenko, U.S. senators discuss further steps to strengthen intl efforts for de-occupation of Crimea, Donbas

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Poroshenko, U.S. senators discuss further steps to strengthen intl efforts for de-occupation of Crimea, Donbas

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has met with a group of U.S. senators from two parties in Washington.

According to the press service of the Ukrainian head of state, Poroshenko expressed gratitude for the important role of the U.S. Senate in protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including consistent support for the provision of Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons and an increased sanctions pressure on Russia.

Further steps were coordinated to strengthen international efforts for de-occupation of Crimea and Donbas. Poroshenko drew attention to the illegal activities of the Russian Federation in the water areas of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait.

The parties exchanged views regarding the threats to the energy security of Europe through the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project.

They discussed the progress of Ukraine in implementing the reform programs and developing cooperation with the IMF, the press service said.

The president of Ukraine also expressed hope for the senators' support of Ukraine's efforts aimed at the official recognition by the United States of the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.

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