President Petro Poroshenko announced Ukraine’s steps will bring you closer to the European Union, so an official membership became only a formality in the future. He said this during a speech in Parliament with the message to deputies.
“We now need to fully implement the Association Agreement, but we cannot stop here,” he said.
According to him, Ukraine can join the customs, energy Union, EU, joint aviation area and other projects.
“The implementation of this plan will allow Ukraine to actually move the border of the EU even before formal receipt of a membership. … Ukraine is the sectoral integration into Europe and membership will be just a formality,” said the head of state.
With regard to Ukraine’s accession to NATO, Poroshenko has promised to initiate at a certain time of the referendum on accession.
“Polls show that the majority of Ukrainians support joining the EU and NATO”, – concluded the President.
As told to Poroshenko, thanks to the Association Agreement, Ukraine’s exports to the EU grew in the first half by 23%.