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 Poroshenko discusses visa liberalization, Minsk implementation, Savchenko release with EP President in Brussels

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz in Brussels.

Censor.NET reports citing presidential press office.

The head of state praised the development of interparliamentary cooperation between Ukraine and the EU and expressed gratitude for organizing the days of Ukraine in the European Parliament. The parties coordinated positions on visa liberalization for Ukraine and discussed the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

Martin Schulz assured of the European Parliament's willingness to endorse the introduction of the visa-free regime for Ukrainians this year.

Read more: Visa-free regime to be key point in Poroshenko's visit to Brussels, - EU Delegation to Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko emphasized that the Ukrainian Parliament has a majority to approve the European integration laws.

The head of state addressed the President of the European Parliament with a call for increasing pressure on Russia in order to ensure immediate release of Nadiia Savchenko and other Ukrainians illegally kept in Russian prisons.

Petro Poroshenko conveyed sanction proposals of Ukraine against persons responsible for trumping up a case against Nadiia Savchenko to Martin Schulz. The head of state underlined the necessity of preserving the EU sanctions against Russia until it fully implements the Minsk agreements.

Read more: Ukraine to fulfill all obligations to EU and IMF, despite political crisis in the country, - Poroshenko

Ukrainian president also invited Martin Schulz to visit Ukraine and take part in the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
 
 
 
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