Austria to support Ukraine on path towards reforms

Austria to support Ukraine on path towards reforms

Austria will continue to support Ukraine on its path towards comprehensive reforms and remains steadfast in its commitment to the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders, the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine has told an Ukrinform correspondent.

"Together with its partners in and beyond the European Union, Austria will continue to support Ukraine on its path towards the comprehensive reforms clearly demanded by the Ukrainian people. We encourage the newly elected Ukrainian parliament to make swift progress in that respect. Austria also remains steadfast in its commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders," the embassy said, while commenting on the recent elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The embassy said that early parliamentary elections on July 21 were "a powerful expression of the democratic will of the people of Ukraine."

"As noted in the preliminary assessment of the international election observation missions, the elections were efficiently run and respected fundamental freedoms, while also highlighting the need for further improvements to the electoral framework. Austria also congratulates the Central Election Commission for its professional handling of the elections," the embassy said.

The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine has already processed 99.30% of electronic voting protocols in Ukraine's snap parliamentary elections. According to data on the CEC's website, the Servant of the People party garnered 43.16% of the vote, the Opposition Platform - For Life - 13.1%, the Batkivshchyna All-Ukrainian Association – 8.18%, the European Solidarity party - 8.12%, and the Holos party - 5.84%.

Other parties do not overcome the 5% electoral threshold. In particular, Oleh Liashko's Radical Party received 4.01% of the vote, the Strength and Honor party – 3.82%, and the Opposition Bloc - 3.03%.

Snap parliamentary elections were held in Ukraine on July 21.


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