President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, said in a statement on the website of the President.
The sides noted the need for strict observance and enforcement of Minsk protocol memorandum.
Poroshenko and Renzi firmly declared the impossibility of illegitimate election in the Donbas.
“The elections held not by the Ukrainian legislation, no one recognizes in the world, and it will only contribute to the further escalation of the situation,” – said the Italian prime minister.
The sides noted the importance of establishing control over the Ukrainian-Russian border, a complete cease-fire and the release of all hostages.
According to Poroshenko, today Ukraine is facing significant challenges and appreciates the support of the European Union in general and Italy in particular.