Ukraine wants full integration into EU - Zelensky


Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Ukraine seeks full integration into the European Union and wants to receive from the EU a clear membership perspective.

He stated this in an interview with Slovak economic newspaper Hospodarske noviny, the presidential press service said.

"Ukraine wants full integration into the EU. We are a European country and we can give a lot to Europe, working together. A lot on the European continent depends on the situation on Ukraine, so it would be logical if Ukraine became a full member of the European Union. We want to get from the EU a clearly formulated membership perspective for Ukraine. It is important for Ukrainians that the European Union recognizes and supports our aspirations," Zelensky said.

He also stressed that the European Union is a key partner in restoring sovereignty and territorial integrity and supporting reforms in Ukraine.

He recalled that since the signing of the Association Agreement the EU has become Ukraine's main trading partner, which already accounts for more than 40% of foreign trade, and since the introduction of the visa-free regime in 2017 Ukrainians have made 50 million trips to EU countries.

At the same time, Zelensky said that Ukraine is now working to use the potential of the Association Agreement as much as possible to further deepen integration with the EU, as well as to adapt the trade part of the Agreement to modern economic realities.

According to him, this will be one of the important topics of the EU-Ukraine Summit in Brussels on October 1.

Zelensky plans to pay an official visit to Slovakia on September 24.


Новини по темі

Ukraine hopes to get MAP at NATO summit next year - Taran.

Ukraine hopes to receive a NATO Membership Action Plan(MAP)at the NATO summit next year, according to Ukrainian Defense Minister Andrii Taran.

Protesters gather at Verkhovna Rada, block Hrushevskoho street in Kyiv.

As of now, protesters are gathering at the Verkhovna Rada building.

Three 'DPR' fighters put on international wanted list - SBU.

Counterintelligence officers of the Security Service of Ukraine(SBU)have exposed three members of the illegal armed group "DPR" who took an active part in hostilities against units of the Anti-Terrorist Operation and the Joint Forces Operation, ...

Ukraine’s pensions to grow from Dec. 1

Due to the increase in the living wage, pensions and some social benefits in Ukraine will grow from December 1, 2020.

NATO continues to step up support for Ukraine, Georgia in Black Sea region – Stoltenberg.

On Wednesday, December 2, NATO foreign ministers will hold a separate session with the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Georgia.

Hungarian FM reacts to SBU's searches in Zakarpattia region.

Ambassador of Ukraine to Hungary Liubov Nepop has been summoned to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry.

Ukraine considering sanctions against Austrian architects over project in occupied Crimea.

Ukraine is seriously considering the imposition of sanctions on the Viennese Coop Himmelb(l)au architecture firm and its director, Wolf Prix, for involvement in the Kremlin's project on construction of an opera house in the occupied Sevastopol.

Kuleba to attend North Atlantic Council's meeting in Turkey.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will make a working visit to Turkey on December 2 to participate in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of foreign ministers with the participation of Ukraine and Georgia, the Ukrainian For...

Ukraine v. Russia: ECHR attaches Netherlands’ MH17 case

The European Court of Human Rights attached two more legal actions to Ukraine v. Russia lawsuit over Donbas, one of which concerns the downed flight MH17.

2 9

MP from Servant of People faction says whether Ukraine will halt air service in case of lockdown.

In the event that a full lockdown is introduced in Ukraine, international flights will not be canceled, however, restrictions on domestic flights are not excluded.