On Friday March 11 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. The parties coordinated future steps on the introduction of the visa-free regime for Ukrainians, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the press service of the Presidential Administration.
Poroshenko and Juncker also discussed amendments to the law on e-declarations and praised the achievement of compromise in the Ukraine-European Commission negotiations on those amendments.
Jean-Claude Juncker is hopeful that the Ukrainian Parliament would make a positive decision regarding the legislative settlement of that issue in compliance with the EU standards. It will be a stride towards the implementation of anti-corruption policy and help Ukraine integrate into the EU in a few years.
Petro Poroshenko praised the decision of the EU Council of March 10 regarding the prolongation of restrictive measures of the EU against 146 individuals and 37 organizations imposed for the disruption of territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine until September 15, 2016.
Petro Poroshenko also thanked the EU for supporting the captive Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko.
The President urged the EU to increase pressure on Russia in order to liberate Nadia Savchenko and other Ukrainians that had been illegally detained.
The parties agreed to have a meeting on March 17 in the course of the Ukrainian President’s visit to Brussels.