The Head of State informed on the results of the meeting in the Normandy format held on October 19 in Berlin.
The parties discussed the necessity of continuation of sanctions against Russia until full restoration of territorial integrity of Ukraine. They also negotiated the possibility of increasing restrictive measures against Russia in the context of human rights violations in Crimea.
President Petro Poroshenko praised constant support from the European Parliament to Ukraine in countering Russian aggression and continuation of reforms.
The Head of State urged the European Parliament to provide visa-free regime for Ukrainians as soon as possible. “The European Parliament has a stable majority to introduce visa-free regime with Ukraine,” Martin Schulz noted.
The parties agreed that the Association Agreement must be immediately ratified.
Petro Poroshenko and Martin Schulz discussed the course of reforms in Ukraine. The President of Ukraine urged the European Parliament to speed up the approval of additional autonomous trade preferences for Ukraine.