Poroshenko, Kerry to make joint statement in Kiev

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is to hold a meeting with the United States Secretary of State John Kerry in Kiev this Thursday, February 5, following which the pair will issue a joint statement for the press.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is to hold a meeting with the United States Secretary of State John Kerry in Kiev this Thursday, February 5, following which the pair will issue a joint statement for the press.

The meeting is due to begin at 1 p.m. local time (2 p.m. Moscow time) at the presidential administration and the press statement is due at 2 p.m. the Ukrainian president's press office said.

It was reported that Kerry will be in Ukraine on February 5. During the visit, he will meet with the Ukrainian president, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and members of the Ukrainian parliament.

The secretary will be discussing the reforms and ways to de-escalate the conflict in the eastern parts of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.

"The visit will become another attestation of U.S. support for Ukraine. Among priority issues to be discussed at the meeting are progress in pushing the reforms in our country and searching for ways to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis said.

 

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