Poroshenko and Volker discussed the restoration of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine

United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko have discussed ways of boosting international efforts for restoring Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the Ukrainian presidential press service said.

The sides expressed concern about the lack of progress in Russia’s fulfillment of the Minsk Agreements, the press service said.

Poroshenko and Volker welcomed the release of Ukrainian hostages late last year.

The interlocutors emphasized that Moscow must finally demonstrate political will for a peaceful settlement and agree to deploy the UN peacekeeping mission in the occupied Donbas, including the uncontrolled part of the Ukraine-Russia state border.

They also noted the priority of a peaceful politico-diplomatic method of settling the Donbas situation.

Petro Poroshenko and Kurt Volker noted the liberation of the Ukrainian hostages at the end of the previous year and the importance of completing this process.

They drew attention to the adoption of the Law of Ukraine on reintegration of the occupied territories as an element of the common strategy on the restoration of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.