The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the meeting with the foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Garbriel, which is located in Ukraine on your first visit, noted the importance of maintaining sanctions against Russia and strengthening them, according to the official website of the Ukrainian President on Thursday.

“The head of state stressed that the militants provoked a new escalation of violence in the Donbas, the recognition of the documents of the so-called “LNR” and “DNR”, the assignment of Ukrainian companies is another evidence of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and require the use of tools new sanctions from the EU”, – stated in the message.

The parties discussed the worsening situation in the area of Avdeevka.

P. Poroshenko noted the leading role of Germany in the consolidation of European efforts to protect Ukrainian sovereignty from Russian aggression .

The Ukrainian President also thanked for the contribution of Germany to the unlocking process of granting Ukrainians visa-free regime with EU countries. “The Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany was assured of the support of immediate implementation of bezveze”, – stated in the message.

Poroshenko and Z. Gabriel also noted the positive trend of strengthening economic partnership between Ukraine and Germany.

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