Poroshenko congratulated Macron on his victory in the French presidential election

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has sent written congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the presidential election in France.

"The choice of the French people is a clear testament to the triumph of Europe's progressive program of freedom over European nationalism," Poroshenko's press service quotes him as saying.

The Ukrainian president assured his future French counterpart that Ukraine would remain a reliable partner.

Poroshenko also expressed his special gratitude to Macron for supporting Ukraine in the face of continued Russian aggression. "Your attitude during the election campaign gives certitude that with your victory, Ukraine has received a reliable ally both in the Normandy format and in its efforts to restore Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," the message says.

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