President Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1997-2007 Tony Blair.
The President has drawn special attention to the developments in Ukraine, which is on object of Russian aggression. The Head of State has emphasized that Russia, which had been a guarantor of the Budapest Me…morandum and the global security system, had grossly violated the international law. He has also stressed that the UK, France and the U.S. must continue being guarantors of Ukraine’s security. Particularly, they should help our state in the enhancement of its defense capacity.
Petro Poroshenko is proud that Ukraine is currently united as never before and Ukrainians demonstrate their commitment to the European choice. “Despite war, we have an opportunity to implement reforms,” the President said. The Head of State has particularly noted the volunteer movement spread all over Ukraine. “Everyone is doing everything possible today to support the country in times of trouble,” the President emphasized.
In his turn, Tony Blair expressed firm support for Ukraine, its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. “You are now facing great challenges in the spheres of security and reforms,” he said.
The British politician emphasized that the world community had a great desire to support Ukraine and asked the President what practical international assistance was necessary for Ukraine. “It is an approach of a true friend of Ukraine,” the President answered.
Petro Poroshenko recalled that in the course of the Orange Revolution in 2005, Tony Blair had stated that Ukraine would be an EU member.
The Head of State has noted that the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga had provided the first practical confirmation of the European solidarity for Ukrainian citizens and eliminated political obstacles on the way to the visa-free regime with the EU.
Tony Blair has praised the actions of President Poroshenko in the current difficult situation.
Petro Poroshenko invited Tony Blair to share his experience of public administration within the Advisory International Council of Reforms under the President of Ukraine.