Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrii Sybiha held a meeting with President of the Board of Directors of the European Public Law Organization Spyridon Flogaitis.
Andrii Sybiha informed that Ukraine had started the process of joining the European Public Law Organization.
"This is an important step for us. The government has already developed a corresponding bill. We expect that it will soon be submitted for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. We expect that the accession of our state to your organization will contribute to the development of public law, in particular through closer cooperation in the training of highly qualified specialists in the field of law," the Deputy Head of the President's Office emphasized.
During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed in detail the practical aspects of involving the organization's expert and scientific potential in the most relevant directions of the development of the Ukrainian state, in particular in the context of the further movement towards full membership in the EU.
Separately, the issue of possible assistance from the European Public Law Organization in the legal aspect of countering Russian aggression was raised. Among other things, the parties discussed the prospects of involving the leading lawyers of member states of the organization in the issues of increasing sanction pressure on the Russian Federation, confiscation of frozen assets of the aggressor, bringing to international legal responsibility for war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and aggression.
There was also an exchange of views on ways to involve the organization in the work of the Yermak-McFaul Sanctions Group and the International Working Group on Security Guarantees for Ukraine.
The importance of the condemnation by the European Public Law Organization of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine was noted.
"We believe in the victory of Ukraine and bringing the aggressor to justice. I hope to visit the Office of the European Public Law Organization in Mariupol, which was destroyed by Russian troops," Spyridon Flogaitis added.