Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle expressed
his opinion during the talks with Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman on the trilateral negotiations on the impact of
implementation of the Association Agreement on the economic and trade
relations between Ukraine and Russia that will take place today in Brussels.
be agreements with Russia on the issues in which Ukraine feels just a bit
uncomfortable," promised the Commissioner.
The participants of
the meeting agreed, an issue of unity of Ukraine should be the most important
in the context of recent developments.
"Peace must be
protected, but there exist serious processes associated with the territorial
integrity, sovereignty of Ukraine. Many things have changed recently,
including the situation in the East. There are Russian troops there. And it
isn’t covert military aggression any longer," said Volodymyr Groysman.
discussed the progress of reforms in Ukraine, in particular, the elaborated
by the Government package of legislative initiatives on decentralization and
local self-government reform.
Groysman and Štefan Füle tackled preparation of Ukraine for the donor
conference, due to take place in Kyiv at the end of the current year, after
the parliamentary elections.