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Nuland, Poroshenko hold unscheduled meeting ahead of NATO summit

The presidential website does not mention the meeting.

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland and NSC Senior Directors Charles Kupchan and Celeste Wallander met on June 22 with senior Ukrainian officials, including President Poroshenko, Speaker of Parliament Parubiy, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration for Foreign Policy Yelisieiev, and Foreign Minister Klimkin.

The parties discuss Ukraine's reform agenda and implementation of the Minsk agreements in support of Normandy countries. The consultations were detailed and constructive, and focused heavily on the security requirements of Minsk in advance of the U.S. Delegation's onward travel to Moscow on June 23.

The U.S. side welcomed Ukrainian leaders' strong commitment to full implementation of Minsk, and underscored that sanctions on Russia must stay in place in order to advance that goal.

The presidential website does not mention the meeting. Instead, there is a report about Nuland's talks with deputy head of the presidential administration's in charge of foreign policy, Kostyantyn Yeliseyev.

Yesterday, the Presidential Administration reported that Nuland will not meet with Poroshenko, though such meeting was planned earlier.

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