The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko awarded the order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of I degree to President of European Council Donald Tusk.
“Proud to award the big friend of Ukraine – President of the European Union Donald Tusk”,- wrote Poroshenko on his page on the social network Facebook on Monday.
The awards ceremony took place Monday in Brussels and was broadcast live on the page of Petro Poroshenko in Facebook.
Later in Brussels after a meeting with D. Tusk, Poroshenko told reporters that was awarded the order of Yaroslav the Wise is also President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.
“I made the decision to award the President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Mr Jean Claude Juncker the highest state award of Ukraine for foreign citizens the order of Yaroslav the Wise and firmly believe they deserve this award as friends of Ukraine, like a true reliable partners of Ukraine, on which we have relied in the past five years and we can definitely say that they genuinely share the goals of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of the Ukrainian state, under my leadership,” – said P. Poroshenko.
As expected, Poroshenko will meet with Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday in Brussels.