Juncker expressed hope for a positive decision of the Verkhovna Rada on the electronic declaration and, in particular, the settlement of legislation in accordance with the European Union standards, according to the Presidential press service. The high ranking officials also discussed the changes to the law on electronic declaration and welcomed the compromise reached in negotiations between Ukraine and the European Commission in this regard.

During the conversation the parties agreed further steps to introduce visa-free regime for Ukrainians. Poroshenko welcomed the EU decision to extend the term of sanctions against 146 individuals and 37 organizations for undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine until September 15, 2016.

In addition, the Ukrainian President expressed gratitude to the EU for supporting the Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko. He urged Europe to increase pressure on Russia to release Savchenko and other Ukrainians illegally held in Russian prisons.

Poroshenko and Juncker agreed to meet on March 17 during the Ukrainian President's visit to Brussels.

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