European Parliament President David Sassoli gives a press conference on Brexit negotiations and other topical issues at the European Parliament in Brussels on September 12, 2019.

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President of the European Parliament David Sassoli has announced his readiness to visit Ukraine.

He said this at a press conference in Brussels on Sept. 12.

Speaking about the presentation of the Sakharov Prize to Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, Sassoli said that at present Sentsov “has health problems.” “He has been invited to come to Brussels or Strasbourg to receive it. We will be extremely happy to see him if he is able to travel. Today, in the conference of presidents I said I am going to visit Ukraine myself,” the EP president said.

Oleh Sentsov, together with 34 Ukrainians, arrived in Kyiv on September 7 as a result of the mutual release of detainees between Ukraine and Russia.

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