President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz in Brussels.
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.
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 Nadiya 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 Nadiya 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.
The President also invited Martin Schulz to visit Ukraine and take part in the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.