The decision of the European Parliament is much broader than visa-free travel or freedom of movement. It means greater pride for Ukrainian citizenship and greater attractiveness of Ukrainian passport. It is a symbol of Ukraine’s belonging to common European civilization. It is a bright marker that Ukraine is a part of united Europe, from Lisbon to Kharkiv, and we share common values. It is an evidence of strategic correctness of our European choice, success and irreversibility of our course towards integration into Europe.
There are more grounds for optimism than a year ago. It still will not be easy, but the worst in the economy is already behind. The main task for myself is to maintain proper political conditions for the development of the country. And, of course, to enhance our defense capacity, international support of Ukraine and ensure rapprochement with the EU and NATO.