Poroshenko and Tillerson discussed ways of providing defensive weapons to Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko during a working visit to USA met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

About it reports a press-service of the head of state.

Ahead of the meeting “Big twenty”, which will be held in Germany, the interlocutors also coordinated position on the termination of the Russian aggression in the Donbass and the return of the Crimea. In this regard, the President presented proposals for a more active involvement of the United States to the peace process in the Donbass. During the meeting an agreement was reached to continue consultations with a view to developing joint actions.

The President of Ukraine and U.S. Secretary of state discussed the issue of release of Ukrainian hostages and agreed that this issue should be solved in the fastest possible way.

Rex Tillerson confirmed the U.S. readiness to promote peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas. U.S. Secretary of state confirmed the continuation of the sanctions against Russia until full recovery of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

In addition, we discussed ways to provide defensive weapons for Ukraine.

The parties also discussed ways to strengthen investment and trade-economic cooperation between Ukraine and the USA.

During the meeting they discussed ways of institutionalizing bilateral cooperation in the security sphere.

Petro Poroshenko has invited Rex Tillerson to make a visit to Ukraine.