“It is with confidence that we are going our own way. The way of building a democratic, based on the rule of law, European state, which is heading to EU and NATO membership consistently. This is the way of our national consensus, of our national idea. I am confident that we will not step back from this path any more,” Petro Poroshenko said at the annual meeting with foreign diplomats.
According to the Head of State “the deep and comprehensive free trade area with the EU is our guide for the full-fledged economic integration into the single European market”.
“Ukraine successfully implements fundamental changes in security and defence sector. Ukrainian army already ranks among the top 10 of the most powerful armies of Europe. A recently adopted Law on National Security will be bringing us closer to the NATO standards at a faster pace,” he added.
The President emphasized that the future membership in EU and NATO would be fixed in the Constitution.
“I believe that this my initiative will be supported shortly by the Ukrainian Parliament in the second reading. It will be our additional safeguard against any attempt of revanche,” Petro Poroshenko noted.
The President also thanked the United States and other strategic partners of Ukraine for the support and assistance to our country.
“In Ukraine, we greatly value the transatlantic leadership of Washington as regards the countering of Russian aggression and supporting Ukraine. It will not be an exaggeration to say that the decision to grant Ukraine with Javelins was historic one. The psychological effect has protected, saved dozens of lives of Ukrainians. It has also provided a long-awaited message to our partners,” the President noted.