Association Agreement that was adopted in 2014 and is currently undergoing the
final stage of ratification is just the start of a long journey of
transformation within Ukraine, targeting in the long run effective integration
into a large family of European countries. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman announced on opening a Government session on Wednesday.
Association Agreement is only the beginning of the path that we must pave
within the country to provide the necessary reforms and transformations,
aftermath enabling us to fully integrate into the successful large European
family", the Prime Minister stressed and again welcomed the decision of
the Senate of the Netherlands to vote for the ratification of the Association
Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, which allows Ukraine to embark on full
implementation of provisions of the document.
Groysman noted that all the transformations stipulated by the Association Agreement,
in the first place proved to be vital for Ukraine,
hence the Government totally focuses on its effective performance. "We
have to ensure that problems that haven’t been solved for decades be settled
and eventually change the quality of life of Ukrainian citizens, to return the
utmost respect for Ukrainians, we must put a lot of effort to accelerate
economic growth", he said.
In this regard,
he urged all ministries to develop serious attitude and collaborate with our
European partners, use international support programs so that as soon as
possible to bring about qualitative transformations in all spheres of life in
integration and the European Union imply, first of all, particular standards.
These include a strong economy, powerful judicial system, the democratic
system, social inclusion, quality infrastructure, education, access to quality
medical care. The fact that the stage of ratifying the Association Agreement
with the European Union has completed means the only thing – we will speed up
the process of making changes and raise its efficiency", said the Prime
He noted that
within 10 days in June there would be introduced a visa-free regime between
Ukraine and the EU, and thus "the wall that separated Ukraine from the
EU" would be destroyed.
that Ukraine can in the medium term become a full-fledged member of the
European Union", underscored the Prime Minister.