On February 21, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. The parties discussed the situation in the ATO zone and the possibility of deploying a peacekeeping mission in the Donbas, the press service of the head of state reported.
At the meeting, the President of Ukraine noted that the country is directing efforts to settle the situation in the Donbas by political and diplomatic means based on the Minsk agreements. Therefore, it was very important to pass a law on the reintegration of the Donbas.
“The sides reaffirmed the need to continue a coordinated policy of sanctions against the Russian Federation until it fully complies with the Minsk agreements, as well as restoring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including the Crimea,” the report said.
The parties also discussed the program of reforms in Ukraine, in particular, as part of the continuation of Ukraine's cooperation with the International Monetary Fund. It was noted the importance of adopting bills on the national security of Ukraine and the creation of the Anti-Corruption Court.
QHA reported that, on February 20, President Petro Poroshenko signed the law "On the peculiarities of state policy to ensure the state sovereignty of Ukraine over temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions." The signing took place during the meeting of the Military Cabinet of the National Security and Defense Council.