Canada, EU encourage Ukraine to implement reforms

Canada, EU encourage Ukraine to implement reforms

Ukraine should continue to implement ambitious reforms, fight corruption and vested interests.

This was said in a joint statement by Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne, and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.

"We continue to encourage Ukraine to implement robust and inclusive reforms. We need to remain vigilant in the fight against corruption and vested interests in Ukraine," the statement reads.

The two diplomats recalled that the duration of economic sanctions of the EU and Canada against the Russian Federation is entirely linked to Russia’s complete implementation of its commitments under the Minsk agreements.

"Canada and the EU remain unwavering in their support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and condemn the illegal annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, which is a violation of international law," the statement says.

Borrell and Champagne underlined "the value of our good cooperation on the rule of law as exemplified by our support for the reform of Ukraine’s security sector and by Canada’s contribution to the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) in Ukraine."


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