Ukraine is committed to implement its obligations in the framework of
the reform program launched in 2015 and in accordance with the EU-Ukraine
Association Agreement, hence initiates discussion of a new support program.
This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman during talks with President of the European
Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. The meeting took place within the framework of the
Ukraine-EU summit, which started in Kyiv.
The Head of Government stressed that Ukraine welcomes the ratification
by all EU countries of the Association Agreement, adding that the
implementation of reforms is being held in the harsh conditions of the hybrid
war. Volodymyr Groysman
stressed that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine works on the creation of an
innovative instrument for monitoring the implementation of the Association
Agreement, the so-called Pulse Agreement, which will be launched starting from
September 2017 and counts on the relevant EU support in this direction.
The Prime Minister also thanked the European Union for the overwhelming
support of the development of mutual trade and for granting additional trade
preferences for Ukraine.
Speaking about military aggression against Ukraine, Volodymyr
Groysman stressed the interest in the EU assistance
regarding social adaptation and reintegration of internally displaced persons
and also invited European partners to join the program of supporting
reconstruction projects in Donbass.