17:24 Oct. 20, 2016
Ukraine's Poroshenko met with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz
"The European Parliament has a stable majority to introduce visa-free regime with Ukraine," President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz assured after the meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, presidential press service reports.
The parties also discussed the issue of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement which had already been ratified by 27 members of the bloc.
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.
Poroshenko also informed Schulz 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.