The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Washington held a meeting with delegation of the Congress of the United States of America.

Poroshenko has discussed with U.S. congressmen further efforts for de-occupation of Crimea and Donbas. PHOTO

As reported mediaUA, this writes the press service of the Ukrainian President.

Poroshenko expressed gratitude for the important role of Congress in protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including consistent support of providing Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons and strengthening sanctions pressure on Russia.

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The meeting was coordinated further steps to enhance international efforts for de-occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea and Donbass. The head of state drew attention to the illegal activities of the Russian Federation in the sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait.

There was an exchange of views on threats to the energy security of Europe for the project "Nord stream-2".

They also discussed Ukraine's progress in implementation of reform programs and development of cooperation with the IMF, said the press service.

In addition, the President of Ukraine expressed hope for the support of congressmen for the efforts of Ukraine aimed at official U.S. recognition of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

As reported, on 31 August - 1 September, Poroshenko visited the United States on a private visit to participate in the ceremonies of farewell to the American Senator John McCain.

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