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President Vladimir Zelensky at a meeting with U.S. Senator Robert Portman discussed the situation in Donbass and steps to achieve progress in the peace settlement. About it reports a press-service of the head of state on Thursday, may 30, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
“The issue that was raised during the meeting, the situation in the Donbas and steps necessary to achieve progress in the peaceful settlement, particularly on ceasefire and exchange of hostages”, — is spoken in the message.
Speaking about early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, Zelensky said: “If this Parliament is not functioning, it had to continue, we would form the government in December. We can’t wait. We have two wars — the war with Russia and the war against corruption in the country that is a threat, especially for Ukraine’s economy”.
According to Zelensky, through the holding of elections to the Parliament, the government can be formed in September.
The parties also discussed the situation in the Donbas and steps necessary to achieve progress in the peaceful settlement, first of all, regarding the cease-fire and exchange of hostages.
Zelensky said active position of the Senate of the United States in imposing sanctions against Russia and grant Ukraine military aid. The need was stressed for further pressure on Russia to ensure proper implementation of the Minsk agreements.
Zelensky convene the national security Council
“President Vladimir Zelensky and Senator Robert Portman also discussed topical issues of implementation of reforms to bring Ukraine closer to the EU and NATO. In addition, the President thanked the guest for support of Ukraine by the U.S. Senate and leadership of Robert Portman as Senate co-chair of the Ukrainian Caucus,” the statement reads.