The President of the European parliament Hans-Gert Pottering hopes Ukraine will play key role in the fulfillment of the EU program “Eastern partnership”. He said that today at the briefing in the VRU.

“We are in the process of development of the “Eastern partnership” program, the so-called partnership of the Euro-cities and we hold the summit in Prague on April 7, we hope that Ukraine will play the key role in this program, in this partnership,” the European parliament President said.

Moreover, he noted that Europe wants to see Ukraine in good relations with Russia. “But we understand that these relations should be based on the principles of self-definition, democracy and supreme rignt,” he said.

In turn the VRU chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn thanked the EU official for understanding of the situation in Ukraine.

“Eastern partnership” – Polish-Swedish initiative, aimed at improvement of the relations with the EU. In December 2008 the Council of Europe agreed to start this project.


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