October 20, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, at a meeting with European Parliament President Martin Schulz, discussed the possibility of strengthening the restrictive measures against Russia in the context of human rights violations in Crimea, according to the presidential press service.

The interlocutors discussed the need to maintain a policy of sanctions against Russia to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the opportunity to strengthen the restrictive measures against the Russian Federation in the context of human rights violations in the occupied Crimea.

The report states that the Head of the Ukrainian state as well urged the European Parliament to provide the Ukrainians a visa-free regime as soon as possible.

“The European Parliament has a stable majority for the introduction of a visa-free regime with Ukraine,” the press service quoted Poroshenko.

Moreover, Poroshenko and Martin Schulz discussed the progress of reforms in Ukraine. The Head of State called on the European Parliament to accelerate the adoption of additional autonomous trade preferences for Ukraine.

 Photo: Press office of President of Ukraine