President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had phone consultations with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the eve of American-Russian negotiations in Moscow.
The U.S. Secretary of State assured that the United States supports territorial integrity of Ukraine and insists on the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements, particularly on the importance of ensuring ceasefire regime.
Rex Tillerson emphasized that Washington will not allow any package deal as regards solution to the situation in Ukraine and Syria.
President Poroshenko thanked for supporting Ukraine in its struggle against Russian aggression in Donbas and non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea.
Petro Poroshenko also noted that Ukraine and the U.S. are defending democratic values. It unites our countries. Therefore, sanctions against Russia must remain in place until Ukraine’s territorial integrity is fully restored.
The parties agreed to continue bilateral consultations after the visit of Rex Tillerson to Moscow.