President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is invited to the tomorrow's summit of the European Union countries, which will take place in Brussels, Joinfo.ua reports.
According to Donald Tusk, the Chairman of the European Council, President of Ukraine will report on the latest developments in Ukraine. Later, the leaders will discuss the situation in the east and relations with Russia. "We will consider all the necessary steps," the Chairman of the Council said.
The EU summit will take place tomorrow – the day after the talks in the Normandy format in Minsk.
At the same time, the EU stressed that if the talks in Minsk ended in nothing, the EU would get back to the issue of strengthening the economic sanctions against Russia. Petro Poroshenko also assured that he would go to Minsk, despite the fact that separatists were trying to derail the peace process all the time.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that in Minsk he would demand peace without any conditions – cease-fire, withdrawal of foreign troops, or border closure.
It should be recalled that yesterday, during a telephone conversation, President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin discussed "escalating violence" in the Donbas, as well as "Russia's ongoing support for the separatists" there. He urged Putin to use the chance to negotiate a peaceful settlement of the conflict at the meeting in the Normandy format – with the leaders of Germany, France, and Ukraine.