The President expressed gratitude to the ministers for their active political stance as regards support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence. Poroshenko also thanked for a significant practical aid in countering Russian aggression and overcoming its consequences. The parties paid attention to the ongoing brutal violation of the Minsk agreements by the Kremlin, which causes further complication of the security and humanitarian situation in Donbas. The ministers congratulated Ukraine on the visa-free regime with the EU and noted significant reform efforts of Ukraine aimed to ensure such result. The parties agreed to consolidate international assistance for Ukraine to ensure further progress on the track of European reforms. Special attention was paid to the issue of countering the implementation of the anti-European project “Nord Stream 2”.