Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko addressed to the President of the European Parliament with a request to assist in the creation of a support group to protect the rights of Crimean Tatars, who are in a catastrophic situation in Crimea. European Parliament President Martin Schulz supported this idea, and after the meeting with Poroshenko in the framework of the 52th Munich Security Conference he claimed:
“I have listened very carefully to what the President said about Crimean Tatars. The European Parliament will consider very seriously what is happening there, especially in terms of human rights and security.”
Petro Poroshenko also expressed regret that the Munich Conference has become an arena for "loud statements" for poisoning the minds of Europeans. Schulz agreed with this, but added that it is a great chance to answer the aggressor, Ukrinform reports.
“We should not talk about the prospects of a new Cold War, we must use all opportunities to increase diplomatic efforts to avoid confrontation,” said Martin Schultz.
In the end, Martin Schulz assured all those present in "full support of democracy in Ukraine."