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 Poroshenko calls on parliament to adopt visa-free regime bills. PHOTO

President Petro Poroshenko urged MPs to consolidate efforts and adopt draft laws required to obtain the visa-free regime with the EU for Ukrainian citizens.

He said this during a meeting with the leaders of political factions constituting Verkhovna Rada's coalition, Censor.NET reports citing Presidential Administration press service.

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The head of state reminded that the parliament had passed only four out of 13 draft laws, adding that Nov. 9, the EU mission will have to prepare a report on Ukraine's progress in implementation of its obligations under the EU-Ukraine Visa Liberalization Action Plan.

Petro Poroshenko also informed the heads of factions about the phone conversation with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker planned for Nov. 3, during which they will discuss visa-free regime bills, anti-corruption prosecutor's office, as well as Ukraine's deadlines in the implementation of these issues.

At the same time, Poroshenko urged people's deputies to support his legislative initiative on cancellation of bail for criminals involved in corruption offences so that "courts could not remand corrupt officials and grafters on bail."

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The president also drew attention to high-profile criminal investigations and said he would require their maximal transparency.

The meeting has been attended by Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman and Prime Minister of Ukraine Arsenii Yatseniuk.

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