President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.
The President of the European Council informed the Head of State on the completion of preparations to the signing of the Association Agreement with Ukraine on June 27 in Brussels. The President expressed gratitude to Herman Van Rompuy for the support to the European course of Ukraine.
The parties discussed the signature of the economic part of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. Also, they coordinated their positions on the eve of the European Council session of June 27, 2014.
Herman Van Rompuy highly evaluated the peaceful plan of Petro Poroshenko on the settlement of the situation in the east of Ukraine. "Today, not only member-states of the EU, but also the whole world support the peaceful plan of Ukraine," he stressed.
Petro Poroshenko informed Herman Van Rompuy on 29 occasions of ceasefire violation by militants in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Herman Van Rompuy expressed concern over the situation in the east of Ukraine and informed the President on the possibility of imposing additional sanctions against Russia unless all efforts are taken to restore peace. The Ukrainian President expressed belief that the Russian Federation will support the peaceful plan not only in words, but also in deeds. Also, Petro Poroshenko doesn't exclude holding of trilateral consultations: Ukraine-EU-Russia at the level of experts on June 27.
The President particularly emphasized the necessity of absolute fulfillment of such elements of the peaceful plan like the creation of 10 km long buffer zone, the liberation of hostages and the establishment of control over the Ukrainian-Russian border on both sides in order to stop the illegal supply of weapons, equipment, mercenaries and drugs.
The Head of State also informed the President of the European Council on the fact that he had received the approval from the OSCE on sending the observation mission to the roadblocks in Luhansk and Donetsk regions. "We also suggest Russia to send its observers through the OSCE mission," he said.