Slovak President Andrej Kiska has spoken by phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the current situation in the Ukraine.
“Kiska wanted to be informed about actual developments in the east of the country and express his discomfort with the escalation of violence which caused suffering for more civilians,” said Krpelan, the President’s spokesperson, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
During the call, President Poroshenko pointed out the serious humanitarian situation caused by a cut in heat, water and electricity in the town Avdijivka, which affected more than 25,000 people. A solution to the situation is getting more complicated due to attacks from Russian separatists.
Poroshenko assured Kiska that the Ukraine is prepared to call an immediate truce and return to negotiations.
“Kiska repeated that Slovakia has not forgotten about the Ukraine and that it is necessary for international society to again scrutinise the conflict,” stated Krpelan as quoted by TASR. “Without ending the armed conflict the Ukraine cannot continue with reforms and renewal of the country.”
Both presidents agreed that the soonest possible introduction of a visa-free regime from the EU would give the Ukrainians a big boost.
2. Feb 2017 at 22:33 | TASR, Compiled by Spectator staff