President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Gigi Tsereteli.
The Head of State thanked the President of the OSCE PA for the support of the Assembly in the fight against Russian aggression by adopting important resolutions. "The voice of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is very important in our joint efforts to stop the aggressor," the President said.
The interlocutors discussed the security situation in the Donbas and the necessary urgent steps to achieve progress in a peaceful settlement, in particular the initiative to deploy a UN peacekeeping mission to the Donbas.
The necessity of prolongation of sanctions against the Russian Federation until the full restoration of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity was emphasized.
The Head of State called on the OSCE PA to continue efforts to release Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian prisons and Ukrainian hostages.
Particular emphasis was put on the important role of the OSCE PA in the context of commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, in particular the recognition by the national parliaments of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
The parties discussed ways of assistance to internally displaced persons and the revival of the Ukrainian Donbas. In this regard, the Head of State proposes that each EU country prepares a targeted program of patronage over certain cities of the Ukrainian Donbas, contributing to their revival and restoration of the infrastructure.
Gigi Tsereteli shared his impressions from visiting the Donbas and thanked the Ukrainian delegation in the OSCE PA.