Decision on Pan-European channel could be taken in May: Poroshenko

11 January 2015 12:59
(QHA) -

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he hopes that the decision on the creation of a pan-European Russian-language channel as a source of objective information could be made at the Riga summit in May 2015.

“The sides [Poroshenko and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics] paid special attention to the need for joint efforts to counter Russian information propaganda. Poroshenko stressed the importance of the practical implementation of the initiative by a number of EU countries and Ukraine on the introduction of a pan-European Russian-language channel as a source of objective information. The head of state said that the decision to create such a channel could be another practical result of the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga," the presidential press service reported the results of Poroshenko's meeting with Rinkevics in Kyiv on Jan. 10.

Poroshenko thanked Latvia for its continued support for the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine and expressed hope for the success of the Eastern Partnership summit, which is to be held in Riga in May.

Rinkevics, in turn, said that his country had "adopted and will adopt a very strong position on the inviolability of borders and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as on the non-recognition of Crimea’s unification with Russia".