6 Jun 2018 17:39

Ukrainian, Canadian leaders coordinate stances ahead of G7 summit

KYIV. June 6 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have discussed by phone the consolidation of support for Ukraine and coordinated their stances ahead of the G7 summit taking place in Canada's Charlevoix on June 8-9.

The parties "discussed the further consolidation of support for Ukraine at the level of the Group of Seven, both in terms of restoring territorial integrity and tightening the policy of sanctions due to continuing Russian aggression, and the backing of the Ukrainian president's reform efforts," the Ukrainian presidential press service said.

Poroshenko informed the Canadian prime minister about the situations in Donbas and the in the Azov Sea.

In addition, the parties discussed the importance of deploying peacekeeping forces under the auspices of the United Nations for the settlement of the situation in Donbas, as well as the need for further pressure on Russia for the release of Ukrainian prisoners.