Petro Poroshenko said that a joint statement had been made during his recent visit to Moscow that "basic agreements on the Black Sea Fleet will remain unchanged and will be implemented in full, and this issue doesn't need further discussions." He told this to the ICTV channel.
"Basic agreements contain the date when they expire - 2017," Poroshenko said. "We're confident that diplomats should resolve the issues that arise between each other. This will be more effectively," he said.