On Friday, May 23, the Prime Minister
of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk received Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Paet, Minister for Foreign Affairs
of Denmark Martin Lidegaard and Minister for Foreign Affairs
of Norway Børge Brende.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that the pre-term
presidential elections were due on May 25: “We are devoted to the goal to hold
fair and transparent elections”.
“We believe that Ukraine will receive
legitimately and freely elected President as fast as possible and he will make
his first visit to Brussels targeting to sign Free Trade Area Agreement,” he
The Head of Government thanked to the
Foreign Ministers for supporting Ukraine and a decision taken by the EU
participating countries, international community and international
organizations to send observers at the presidential elections in Ukraine.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed there were
challenges for holding the elections in several “hotspots” in the east of
Ukraine: “However, we are preserving precarious stability”.
“There are several places that have
become rather bases of terrorists supervised by Russia. However, with joining efforts,
not only through the anti-terrorist operation, but due to the inclusive dialog,
roundtables that were held in several towns of eastern Ukraine, we have changed
the situation,” the Head of Government accentuated.
He stressed the majority of Ukraine’s
population are committed to Ukraine as a single, united state and, according to
the recent polls, the majority of Ukrainians support European integration.
“Most of those who reside in the eastern Ukraine,
in Donetsk and Luhansk, we feel, don’t support terrorists and condemn them. As also
the key figures of eastern Ukraine,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized.