The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is visiting Australia right now and had a meeting with Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott. They have been talking on different subjects and particularly about energy cooperation. Ukraine needs to be more independent regarding the supply of resources for its Power Plants. Right now the country is buying some coal and uranium from Russian Federation, so as an option Ukraine is looking to buy those type of resources from Australia.
Just few minutes ago Poroshenko on his twitter account confirmed that Ukraine and Australia will work together in energy sector.
— Петро Порошенко (@poroshenko) December 11, 2014
In terms of uranium and coal export to Ukraine, Australia is superpower. Energy security is extremely important for Ukraine. It is a great opportunity for both Australia and Ukraine – Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott also said that he has decided to provide support for the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the amount of more than $2 million.
Australia shares solidarity with the people of Ukraine. In recent months, we’ve been providing moral support and economic assistance for Ukraine – Tony Abbott
Poroshenko and Tony Abbott also talked about MH17 and the President of Ukraine has assured the Prime Minister of Australia that Ukraine does everything to investigate this tragedy and people responsible for that must be brought to justice.
— Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) December 11, 2014
In February 2015 Australian embassy will be opened in Kiev, so Petro Poroshenko invited Tony Abbott to visit Ukraine during that event. So far for Ukrainians to get Australian visa they had to go to Moscow.
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