Ukraine will not change its European integration course – PM Shmyhal

Ukraine will not change its European integration course – PM Shmyhal

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal says that Ukraine will not change its European integration course.

He stated this during a meeting with representatives of civil society - active participants in the revolutionary events of 1990, 2004, 2013-2014, as well as defenders of the state and intellectual elite. The event took place on November 21 under the chairmanship of President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Government portal reports.

According to the prime minister, the revolutionary events have changed many people, and thus changed Ukraine. He stressed that “the country will never abandon the European integration course, as this is a key point of the new social agreement between Ukrainians and the State”.

"I have no doubt that Ukraine will become a member of the European Union. However, it is no less important how we - the state and society - will advance along this way, move towards European standards. It is a daily change, daily work that changes our lives. We are abandoning the Soviet-era vestiges in the mind, in the economy; we are becoming more open and tolerant. We learn to care for and support each other. Our political culture is changing, society is changing," said Shmyhal.

During the meeting, the participants commended the unique format of the meeting between the participants of the three revolutions and the fighting in eastern Ukraine, as well as honored the memory of all those who died for Ukraine.

As reported by Ukrinform, on November 21, Ukraine marks the Day of Dignity and Freedom.

The holiday was established in accordance with the presidential decree of November 13, 2014 in honor of the commencement on this day of two significant and fateful events in contemporary Ukrainian history - the 2004 Orange Revolution and the 2013 Revolution of Dignity.


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