President Petro Poroshenko hosted the delegation of speakers of parliaments of Scandinavian countries, the Baltic States and Iceland. The officials are currently on the working visit to Ukraine, Presidential press service reports.
Poroshenko informed the guests on the situation in Donbas, stressing that Russia-backed militants and Russian troops continue to ignore their commitments in frameworks of Minsk deal, keeping on with chaotic attacks in eastern Ukraine. The Head of the state said it’s necessary to extend sanctions against Russia in this regard.
Besides, Poroshenko turned attention of the delegation to Ukrainian citizens detained in Russia for political reasons: Nadia Savchenko, Oleg Sentsov and others. The President stressed that Savchenko, Ukraine’s MP and PACE delegation member is groundlessly kept in Russian prison for a year and a half by now.
The sides also paid attention to de-occupation of Russian-annexed Crimea. Poroshenko provided numerous examples of violation of human rights at the peninsula and urged the delegation of speakers to keep this issue on their agenda.