"They both [Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov - ed.] are committed to European integration and are very interested in ratifying the Association Agreement. This creates opportunities for European and Polish diplomacy," Palikot noted.
He is convinced that Poland should adjust its tactics concerning Ukraine. "Perhaps, at the initiative of President Komorowski, who seems to be the most suitable person, it is necessary to organize a supra-party meeting. A strategic objective, i.e. European integration of Ukraine, is supported by all, but the tactics of how to do it is still a matter of discussion," said the politician. He expressed the view that the negotiating position of Warsaw can be strong amid somewhat clouded relationship of Kyiv with Brussels and Moscow.
Palikot reminded that Ukraine has initiated changes to the Criminal Code to meet “EU expectations". Furthermore, Kyiv agreed to the presence of international observers in the parliamentary elections. "These agreements show that there is a field for a compromise, and it is necessary to maintain an active dialogue with Ukraine," the Polish politician underscored.
Janusz Palikot visited Ukraine together with president of the European Parliament's political group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats Guy Verhofstadt and president of Liberal International Hans van Baalen.
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