Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva met with EU Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore.
The interlocutors discussed the consequences of systemic human rights violations by the Russian occupation authorities in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea.
Ihor Zhovkva thanked Eamon Gilmore for his first visit to Ukraine, which also included a trip to Donbas.
He informed his interlocutor about the efforts of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to achieve peace in Donbas, as well as about measures taken by the Ukrainian authorities to support the population affected by the conflict.
Eamon Gilmore reaffirmed the EU's consistent support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and its readiness to continue working with our country and international partners to improve the humanitarian situation in the temporarily occupied territories.
The parties agreed that the responsibility for the consequences of the conflict lies entirely with the Russian Federation.
The interlocutors discussed further cooperation in the framework of the Crimea Platform launched in August in order to consolidate international efforts aimed at the deoccupation of Crimea and ensuring the protection of human rights.
Ihor Zhovkva called on the EU to apply a mechanism of human rights sanctions to representatives of the occupation administration involved in systemic human rights violations.
The EU Special Representative noted that during his next visit to Ukraine he intends to visit the administrative border with the temporarily occupied Crimea.