The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met With the President of the United States of America Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the American leader has promised support to Kiev on the path of reforms and resolution of conflict situations in the Donbass, said press Secretary Poroshenko Svyatoslav tsigalko.
"leader Obama confirmed his support for Ukraine and efforts of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine ", - has said Tsigalko on his page in Facebook.
"During the conversation the head of Obama has noticed that the United States will continue to support Ukraine, which is implementing reforms and continues to seek a diplomatic solution to the conflict ", – it is Reported in the report. Since mid-April last year, the Kiev authorities carried out in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine were about 7, 9 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand has Been damaged health. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. At the meeting of the contact group, which took place on 26 August in Minsk, the parties to the conflict agreed on the need to achieve a ceasefire in the Donbass on September 1. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met With former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's September 13, summed up in practice, full compliance with the ceasefire regime in the Donbas Since the end of August this year.