study the experience of Croatia in gaining membership in the NATO and the
European Union, since the conditions for official Zagreb were more severe than those
for other Eastern European countries. This was stated by Prime Minister of
Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in an interview with the Croatian daily newspaper
the EU membership Croatia had to fulfill much more stringent criteria and
requirements of Brussels than preceding members”, said the Head of Government
of Ukraine. “I do not think that the European Union will be more lenient to
Ukraine, rather that the opposite. Therefore, in this framework Croatia can
help us more than anyone else."
Minister added that Ukraine itself is working hard on fulfillment of its
European home tasks: carrying out reforms in all spheres of life, adapting
legislation to the EU standards, and developing a real fight against
"In May, the
process of ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement successfully
completed, and on June 11, the visa-free regime for our citizens came in force.
On this way Croatia has consistently helped us. And I want to thank the people of
your country and personally Prime Minister Andrej Plenković for that", the Head of Government of Ukraine said.