President Petro Poroshenko emphasizes that since Ukrainians has entrusted him with the post of the President, the state compass is heading to the West - in the direction opposite to the empire. "Its arrow has never flinched. And I assure you, it will not flinch as long as this compass is in my hands," the President said during the speech at the Parade on the Independence Day.
"Moreover, I will insist on consolidating this aspiration to join the European Union and NATO in the Constitution. Lawyers found a formula for doing this optimally and quickly. By the opening of the autumn session of the Verkhovna Rada scheduled for September 4, my corresponding bill will have been registered," he added, assuring that he would do everything for its approval.
The Head of State stressed that integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic space is a reliable way to ensure security, development of Ukraine and decent living conditions for people. "Such integration is one hundred percent guarantee of our independence. I want to emphasize separately - Europe needs us as well, because without us the European Union will not become a completed project. After all, the civilizational frontier of modern Europe lies along the north-eastern border of Ukraine," the President stressed.
"On the continent, all those who are not blinded by Russian money understand that without European independent Ukraine, Europe would have less peace and security in Europe. Less, not more," he said. Petro Poroshenko stressed that without the restoration of territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Ukrainian state, all borders in Central and Eastern Europe will be uncertain.
"The Russian war against Ukraine is part of the Kremlin's plan to ruin the European Union and NATO. Our warriors in the east defend security and prosperity not only in Ukraine, but also throughout Europe. So, we do not go to the European Union and NATO with empty hands," the Head of State emphasized. He added that Ukrainians would see once again that the Ukrainian army is one of the best armies on the continent. "It will significantly strengthen NATO's eastern flank. And in return - we count on the guarantees of collective security provided by the Alliance," Petro Poroshenko stressed.