Ukraine's European integration, first of all, aims to improve the quality of life, President Viktor Yanukovych said in an interview with Mikhail Gusman of Russia 24 TV Channel, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

"The process of European integration we first of all consider as a mechanism of creating the conditions for bringing Ukraine closer to European standards ... We do not do it for Europe, we do it for Ukraine and it is very important for us," he said.

Among the positive aspects of European integration the President named visa liberalization, the development of effective and mutually beneficial trade and economic relations, etc.

"It is important that Ukraine had standards, both technical and commercial, creating equal conditions for its goods at European countries’ markets," Viktor Yanukovych said. He reminded that currently the trade turnover between Ukraine and European countries exceeds $ 60 billion.

"All the aspects of European integration are the question of our development. Our main goal is to build a strong state, so that the people benefited from it and lived better," Viktor Yanukovych stressed.

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