President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz.
The President of the European Parliament congratulated the Ukrainian President and the people of Ukraine on the liberation of Nadiya Savchenko.
“It is a great news for all friends of Ukraine who have been struggling for her liberation from Russian captivity for two years. It is a victory of the President and the people of Ukraine,” Martin Schulz stressed.
Petro Poroshenko is hopeful that the European Parliament will provide further support in the liberation of all Ukrainian citizens illegally retained in Russia and continuation of pressure on the Russian side for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
Martin Schulz expressed concern over the security situation in Donbas and condemned the increasing number of shelling of Ukrainian positions by pro-Russian militants. He is confident that sanctions against Russia cannot be abolished or decreased in such conditions.
The President of the European Parliament reiterated consistent support for Ukraine in the issue of the visa-free regime. “The European Parliament will start considering the legislative proposal of the European Commission on the liberalization of the visa regime with Ukraine tomorrow. We will do our best to complete the process as soon as possible,” Martin Schulz noted.
The President urged the EU to consider that issue justly.
The Head of State informed on the progress of Ukraine in the implementation of reforms. In his turn, the President of the European Parliament praised the reformist efforts of the Ukrainian President and assured of unwavering and comprehensive support for Ukraine.
The parties agreed to continue coordination of actions on topical issues of the Ukraine-EU interaction in the framework of the high-level political consultations that will take place on June 27 in Brussels.