Poroshenko, G7, EU ambassadors discuss upcoming Ukraine-EU, Ukraine-NATO summits

  • 2018-06-17
  • Interfax/TBT Staff

KYIV - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has held a meeting with the ambassadors of the countries of the Group of Seven (G7) and the European Union, at which the G7 summit in Canada on June 8-9 was discussed, according to a statement on the official presidential website.

"The parties focused on Ukrainian captives and political prisoners in Russia. The Ukrainian president described the efforts being taken to get them released and emphasized the importance of consolidating international efforts in this context," the statement said.

The sides focused on Ukraine-EU energy security and discussed Ukraine's progress on the path of reforms, especially in the context of reforming the Ukrainian national security sector. They also discussed preparations for the Ukraine-EU and Ukraine-NATO summits in Brussels in July.

"The head of state said that the Ukraine issue had definitely been a consolidating element in G7 countries' foreign policy and that united support of Ukraine with respect to the restoration of territorial integrity and the sanctions policy in connection with ongoing Russian aggression is very important," the statement said.