European integration of Ukraine should be implemented through effective reform of our state, President Viktor Yanukovych said in an interview for a Greek newspaper Ethnos tis Kyriakis published on October 9.

"Ukraine has its own way... It implies Ukraine integrating into the EU through reforms. We understand that mere political slogans do not solve the problem," the President said, ForUm learned in the presidential press office.

Undoubtedly, he stressed, there is a lot of hard work to be done in this area. "This is a test for both politicians and officials, and, of course, for the people," Viktor Yanukovych added, noting that the state has many problems to address. Among them he named the adoption of a new Criminal Procedure Code, harmonization of Ukrainian legislation with European standards and its implementation in all areas of life, etc.

"It is we, our country, who need that, because we want to live better, we want to have higher standards of living, human rights, security," he said.


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