Steinmeier calls for urgent reforms in Ukraine

Steinmeier calls for urgent reforms in Ukraine

Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes the appointment of a new prime minister of Ukraine and calls on the Ukrainian government to carry out reforms as soon as possible. This is said in his statement, published on the German Foreign Ministry’s website.

"It’s good that the Ukrainian Rada has appointed a new prime minister. This is an opportunity to put an end to the period of political uncertainty in Kyiv. Now reforms must be urgently implemented. Ukraine should not waste time,” Steinmeier said.

According to him, the stable and effective government is important not only for the efficient fight against corruption, but also for the carrying out of further reforms in the country and the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

"The recent OSCE reports on the increasing number of cases of ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine cause concerns; the resumption of escalation is possible at any time,” the minister stressed.

According to Steinmeier, a new impetus is needed for the political process of conflict settlement so as to move forward with the preparations for local elections in eastern Ukraine.

In addition, the German minister wished success to newly elected Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman on his new position, and added that Germany would continue to support Ukraine.


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