Ukraine's President Poroshenko had a telephone conversation with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, Poroshenkoís press service reports.
Schulz congratulated Poroshenko and entire Ukraine on release of Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadia Savchenko from Russian prison: ĎItís great news for Ukraineís partners, who have been fighting for her release from Russian imprisonment for two years. This is the victory of Ukraineís President and all Ukrainian peopleí.
Petro Poroshenko expressed hope for EPís further support when it comes to release of other Ukrainian citizens illegally arrested in Russia and pressure on the Russian Federation to fully implement Minsk peace deals.
Martin Schulz expressed deep concern over security and safety in Donbas and condemned the increase of attacks against Ukraineís Armed Forces from Russian-backed militants and added, that under these circumstances itís impossible to lift or even ease anti-Russian economic sanctions.
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The EPís President assured Poroshenko of European Parliamentís further aid when it comes to streamlining visa liberalization for Ukraine: ĎTomorrow, we will start considering the European Commissionís proposal on visa liberalization for Ukraine. We intend to finalize the process as soon as possibleí.
Poroshenko informed about Ukraineís progress with reforms. Schulz, in his turn, assured of the EUís further unchanged support of reforms in Ukraine.