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Kyiv to host Ukraine-EU summit on 13 July

Poroshenko and Tusk discuss Donbas on the phone.

Kyiv to host Ukraine-EU summit on 13 July
Photo: Photo: presidential press service

The next Ukraine-EU summit will be held in Kyiv on July 13, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk agreed in a telephone conversation on Wednesday evening.

Poroshenko briefed Tusk on the current situation in Donbas and Russia violations of the Minsk agreements.

"In such circumstances, there are no grounds for lifting or easing EU economic and sectoral sanctions against the Russian Federation," the Ukrainian president said.

According to Poroshenko, such an assessment should be put in the basis of the decisions of G-7 leaders, which will meet on May 26–27.

The two leaders also discussed was the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU in the Senate of the Netherlands.

The previous summit of Ukraine and the EU was held on 24 November, 2016 in Brussels. Such events have been held annually starting in 2002.

The summits provide the parties with an opportunity to sum up the results of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU over the past year, decide on the priorities for cooperation in the near future, discuss the development of the situation in Ukraine and the European Union, and coordinate positions on key international issues.