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Trump and Poroshenko held a phone conversation about east Ukraine situation

US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held a phone conversation Saturday about the spike in tension and deterioration of humanitarian situation in east Ukraine - press release
Trump and Poroshenko held a phone conversation about east Ukraine situation

According to the Ukraine president’s press service, Petro Poroshenko congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as the Head of the United States and called for the strengthening of a dialogue with the new U.S. Administration at all levels, Joinfo.com reports.

According to the statement, the two leaders expressed deep concern about the spike in tension and deterioration of the humanitarian situation, especially in the area of Avdiivka. They stressed on the need for establishing immediate ceasefire regime.

The President of Ukraine expressed gratitude to the Head of the White House for firm support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“Both leaders express readiness to explore additional steps to enhancing the strategic partnership between Ukraine and the United States,” the report said.

The report also said the presidents spoke about the forthcoming visit of Poroshenko to Washington, the preparation of which will be in focus of Ukraine’s Foreign Minister’s travel to the US.

It should be recalled that former PM of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko said Trump reassured her that he would not lift sanctions against Russia during their momentary meeting just before the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.