Poroshenko informed on the progress of Ukraine on the track of reforms and assured of the determination of the authorities to ensure necessary transformations.
Elmar Brok noted reformist efforts of Ukraine, particularly the adoption of the State Budget of Ukraine for 2017 by the Verkhovna Rada, strengthening of the banking system and courageous decision to nationalize “PrivatBank”, as well as the implementation of the anti-corruption policy, including the introduction of the e-declaration system, development of anti-corruption institutional architecture and judicial reform.
“These steps enhance legal security of Ukraine, which is crucially important for the attraction of foreign investments and economic growth of the state,” the Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs said.
The parties discussed recent development in Donbas and condemned armed provocations by Russia aimed to aggravate the situation on the touch line.
Petro Poroshenko expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of the EU for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, including Crimea. He also praised the decision of the European Council to continue sectoral and economic sanctions against Russia after January 31, 2017.
The parties agreed to make efforts to speed up the solution of procedural issues in the EU institutions with a view to introduce the visa-free regime for Ukrainians.