Poroshenko urged Tajani to prevent MEPs from visiting Crimea and occupied Ukrainian territories

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian president reiterated invitation to Antonio Tajani to visit Ukraine
23:04, 17 May 2017

Press service of Ukrainian President

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani after the ceremony of signing the decision on the EU visa waiver for Ukrainians. Poroshenko called on Tajani to prohibit deputies of the European Parliament from going to Crimea and occupied territories of Ukraine. This was reported by the presidential press service.

"The Head of State noted that the European Parliament has always been one of the most ambitious supporters of European aspirations of the people of Ukraine. That is why today’s signature of the EU’s decision to provide the visa-free regime for Ukrainians is a common achievement," the message reads.

Sides expect the next decision to be the entry into force of the Association Agreement.

The Head of State drew attention to the lasting brutal violation of the Minsk agreements by the Kremlin, the evidence of which is another aggravation of security and humanitarian situation in Donbas.

He stressed the importance of support by the European Parliament for the continuation of sanction policy against Russia until full restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, including Crimea.

"The President strongly condemned illegal visits to the occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas by certain members of the European Parliament and urged the President of the European Parliament to deliver an adequate response and prevent such visits in the future," it was noted.

Ukrainian president also reiterated invitation to Antonio Tajani to visit Ukraine.

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