"Ukraine insists on three no's," - Iryna Herashchenko on Association Agreement

Vice-Speaker of Ukraine's Parliament Iryna Herashchenko voiced the position of Ukraine at the session of the European Parliament.

Censor.NET reports citing Herashchenko's Facebook.

"Ukraine insists on three no's: no to the start of new talks on the content of the Agreement; no to any changes to the text of the Agreement; no to a further delay in Agreement's entry into force.

"The consequences of the referendum have become a challenge primarily for the EU, and we hope that the Netherlands and the EU will find the quickest response to this challenge.

"We thanked the European Parliament for its support of Ukrainian reforms and protection of sovereignty and independence, for its plain stance on extending sanctions against Russia until the full implementation of the Minsk deal.

"Meanwhile, we call on the European Parliament and EU member states to support the Savchenko list, so that not a single person involved in atrocities against Nadiia goes unpunished. We also appealed to our colleagues to pay more attention to human rights violations in Crimea, in particular the prohibition of the Mejlis as well as harassment of the Crimean Tatars.

"In the context of the visa-free regime, we expect our colleagues from the European Parliament to appoint a rapporteur on this issue and hope that the debate in the European Parliament will be positive for Ukraine. In the next block of discussion, we will speak of the failure of Russia and its proxies to comply with the Minsk agreements.

"Of course, we'll pay key attention to security and humanitarian aspects," she wrote.

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