Заместитель Директора Генерального директората по вопросам политики соседства и переговоров о расширении Европейской Комиссии Катарины Матернова
Katarína Mathernová - deputy director general of the Directorate General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations.

On March 15, the Central Headquarters of the "Sharii`s Party" received a letter from Katarina Maternova, Deputy Director of the Directorate General for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission.

“In particular the protection of human rights, such as the freedom of expression, the right to assemble and the need to investigate attacks against civil society and its activists, is very important to us and consistently stressed in our political dialogue with Ukraine, for instance during the EU-Ukraine Human Rights Dialogue which includes discussions on the safety of civic activists, human rights defenders and journalists.” - said a representative of the European Commission in a letter to the "Sharii`s Party”

This statement of the European Commission was made on the basis of the facts of political persecution of Anatoly Sharii by the Ukrainian authorities. According to Ms. Maternova- " the rule of law and the protection of human rights will continue to be at the forefront of our relations with Ukraine.