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Ukraine News Today June 14, 2017: Ukrainian media announces tentative date of Poroshenko-Trump meeting; Netherlands ratifies EU-Ukraine Association Agreement; ‘Normandy Four’ summit to take place this Summer

Ukraine News Today: Ukrainian media announces tentative date of Poroshenko-Trump meeting; Netherlands ratifies EU-Ukraine Association Agreement; 'Normandy Four' summit to take place this Summer
Ukraine News Today June 14, 2017: Ukrainian media announces tentative date of Poroshenko-Trump meeting; Netherlands ratifies EU-Ukraine Association Agreement; 'Normandy Four' summit to take place this Summer

Ukrainian media announces tentative date of Poroshenko-Trump meeting

Talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko are scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., next week, according to UNIAN.

“The point at issue is Poroshenko’s full-fledged state visit to Washington, which will include all meetings with key figures, including President Trump,” a diplomatic source told Evropeiska Pravda. “The date has been approved, the visit will take place in June, in the near future,” the other source said.

The Ukrainian Presidential Administration is expected to announce this visit officially soon.

“One more [Ukrainian] official has assured that the Poroshenko-Trump meeting is scheduled for the coming week,” the media outlet said.

It should be recalled that the two presidents held a phone conversation in February about the spike in tension and deterioration of humanitarian situation in east Ukraine.

‘Normandy Four’ summit to take place before end of this summer

Leaders of the ‘Normandy Four’ member countries (France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia) will meet this summer, Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said, Joifo.com reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine.

“Negotiations are in progress, and I cannot endanger them by telling you the approximate date right now. Everything will happen much faster than before the end of this summer,” Prystaiko told Interfax-Ukraine on Wednesday, replying to the question regarding the date of a possible meeting between the ‘Normandy Four’ leaders.

French President Emmanuel Macron said after he had met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 30 that the ‘Normandy Four’ negotiations should be held as soon as possible.

Netherlands ratifies EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

The law on the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union has been published in the Netherlands, according to Ukrinform.

The text of the document was posted on the official Staatsblad website. From this moment, the law comes into effect.

Now, according to the procedure, the Netherlands will send the ratification documents to Brussels.

The Netherlands became the last EU country that ratified the Association Agreement.