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On Wednesday, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine and then travel to the Royal Castle to take an official family photo with leaders attending the Freedom Day event, marking the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first partially free election. At the Royal Castle, the President will deliver remarks commemorating Freedom Day. In the afternoon, the President will fly to Brussels, Belgium. In the evening, he will travel to the Royal Palace of Brussels to meet with King Philippe of Belgium. Afterward, he will attend the 2014 G-7 Summit, which will begin with a leaders working dinner on foreign policy issues. The President will remain overnight in Brussels.
At the initiative of the French had a telephone conversation with President Vladimir Putin Francois Hollande.
Leaders discussed the forthcoming bilateral meeting in Paris on 5 June 2014. Vladimir Putin confirmed their willingness to participate in the celebrations on June 6 in Normandy to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings.
Leaders of the two countries continued to exchange views with the development of the situation in Ukraine.Russian President stressed the necessity of immediate termination of the Kiev authorities of violence and bloodshed, start a direct dialogue with the representatives of Kyiv south-east of the country.
Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko said the economic portion of a broad pact between the European Union and Ukraine should be signed directly after his inauguration next month.
Ukrainian leaders signed the political half of the pact in March. At the time, they said they would wait until after the Ukrainian presidential elections on May 25 to sign the remainder of the EU deal. The second portion covers trade and economic measures designed to bring the former Soviet republic closer to Europe. (Read the latest updates on the crisis in Ukraine.)
Known as the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the wide-ranging treaty is the cornerstone of Europe's diplomatic efforts to integrate Ukraine. Russia strongly opposed its neighbor signing the treaty, instead urging Ukraine to sign up to a separate trade union it formed with other former Soviet republics.
When former President Viktor Yanukovych declined to sign the EU pact late last year and pivoted toward Russia, protests against his government erupted in central Kiev, eventually leading to his ouster in February. The new pro-Europe government has promised to follow through on EU integration.