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Ukraine’s Poroshenko Offers Georgia to Join Sanctions Against Russia

By Tea Mariamidze
Tuesday, January 23
(KYIV) — The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, offered Georgia to join the existing sanctions against the Russian Federation, saying Georgian component of the Russian-occupied South Ossetia and Abkhazia can be added to the process.

Poroshenko made the statement while meeting Georgian Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze in Kyiv.

Ukrainian President’s Administration reports that Poroshenko emphasized that the mechanism of sanctions against Russia are now being improved and the Georgian party can join the process.

“This will help us to draw greater attention and stimulate Europe to continue sanctions against Russia,” he addressed Kobakhidze.

Poroshenko also expressed gratitude to the Georgian side for the opportunity for the wounded Ukrainian warriors and their families to undergo rehabilitation in Georgia.

Georgian Parliament Speaker completed his visit to Ukraine by meeting Poroshenko at the presidential administration in Kyivon Friday.

The parties noted the importance of implementing the Declaration on the Establishment of Strategic Partnership between Ukraine and Georgia signed during the Ukrainian President’s official visit to Georgia in July 2017.

The sides also confirmed mutual support for sovereignty and territorial integrity of the two countries.

Moreover, the officials discussed the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Ukrainian State and Georgia that will take place on July 4, 2018.

According to Kobakhidze, Georgia and Ukraine have a unique historical and friendly relationship that is based on close countries-old political and economic cooperation.

“Our countries have a positive dynamics of bilateral cooperation. We are convinced of broad prospects for the enhancement of our political and economic cooperation,” he said.

The process of integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic structures of Georgia and Ukraine was discussed as well. It was noted that in order to achieve common goals, Georgia and Ukraine should work in a coordinated way within the international format.

After holding the meetings in Ukraine, Kobakhidze headed to the Republic of Uzbekistan.