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During a joint press point with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Pedro Agramunt, Parubiy told journalists that he had thanked Agramunt for the support that Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada got "in this difficult time for our country, when we have to both fight for our independence and to carry out reforms in the country."

"I have stressed how critically important this support is for us. And how important for all of us is the consolidation of international efforts on the issue of sanctions against the aggressor, against the Russian Federation. I have stressed that any easing of sanctions would provoke the aggressor to new actions," the speaker said.

Read alsoAustria supports sanctions against Russia despite demands from businesses to lift themParubiy also discussed with Agramunt a plan to reform the Ukrainian parliament and reforms in Ukraine as a whole. It was agreed that cooperation with the PACE will be as close in the future.

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"And we believe that it will be as effective," Parubiy said.