: Obama: G5 leaders reaffirm strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty

14:17 Jul. 10, 2016

Obama: G5 leaders reaffirm strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to supporters during a fundraiser for his re-election campaign at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip on September 26, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

US President and European leaders reaffirm their support to Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama says that the leaders of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy, also known as G5, have met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to reaffirm their strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

"Prime Minister Cameron, President Hollande, Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Renzi and I met with President Poroshenko, and we reaffirmed our strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the need to continue political and economic reforms," Obama said at a press conference after the Warsaw NATO Summit on Saturday, July 9.

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"Russia has violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of an independent European nation – Ukraine – and engaged in provocative behavior toward NATO allies," he said.

"NATO is increasing our support to Ukraine. At our meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, we agreed on a new assistance package to improve Alliance support for Ukrainian forces," he added.

As UNIAN reported, President Poroshenko held talks with the G5 leaders in Warsaw on July 9 the sidelines of the NATO Summit.

Reporting by UNAIN


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