EP President reflects on Ukraine, visa liberalization, future of EU

17:45, 05 March 2016

In an exclusive interview for Ukraine Today by RFE/RL correspondent Rikard Jozwiak, European Parliament President Martin Schulz speaks about EU-Ukraine visa liberalisation and the future of the European Union.

"There are moments in the life of a country where you [Ukraine] need unity,” said Schulz, according to Ukraine Today. “What we learned from them there is a deep split between the political tendencies, but the overwhelming majority of world leaders stick to the idea not to go to early elections to find really with the acting parliament a solution.”

“I thought that this is a progress because for the time-being the country needs everything but a long lasting election campaign," he said.

Schulz added: "It is not forbidden to try to understand the Russians. To understand the Russians may not say you agree with them but first of all to understand is a good instrument to develop for example, a counter strategy. If you don't understand one another, person or a country, you have no chance either to cooperate or refuse."

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