26.01.15 10:06

President Poroshenko agreed with world leaders on necessity of negotiations in Geneva format

President Poroshenko held a series of bilateral meetings with the world leaders in Riyadh, as well as phone conversations with the U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

Censor.NET reports citing Presidential press service.

"The whole world is shocked by the terrible tragedy in Mariupol. Terrorist attack has killed dozens of Ukrainians and wounded hundreds of innocent victims, including children. Evil will be punished," the president said before his departure from Saudi Arabia.

"Special operation on bringing the perpetrators of this dreadful crime to justice started right after the tragedy. State and security institutions provide every necessary assistance to the people affected by the terrorist attack. We will do everything to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state and will not let terrorists create chaos on our land," the president noted.

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Poroshenko has reached an agreement on the necessity of holding negotiations in Geneva format with participation of the United States, EU, Ukraine and Russia, the Head of State's press service reported.

"We underline that the Ukrainian special forces have undeniable evidence regarding those who committed and organized this terrorist attack. They are the evidence base to prosecute the organizers and performers. We insist on the world's recognition of the so-called DPR and LPR terrorist organizations," the Head of State emphasized.The Defense Minister, Minister of the Interior, and Chief of the General Staff have reported to the president that "despite numerous attacks, Ukrainian troops didn't fall back in any direction".Poroshenko instructed to prepare an emergency NSDC session. The Head of State also instructed the Foreign Ministry to start preparing to the UN Security Council's session and elaborate statements that would be made in all international organizations.

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