Tusk: EU Council startled by success of Ukraine’s economy
11:45, 29 September 2016

Tusk: EU Council startled by success of Ukraine’s economy

Tusk said EU will continue to support Ukraine

11:45, 29 September 2016

European Council President Donald Tusk said that he and his colleagues are very impressed by the success of the Groysman’s government. He stated this during a meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

Tusk called the cooperation with the International Monetary Fund one of the successes of Ukraine.

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"I want to congratulate you and your government on the excellent results that you have achieved in these extremely difficult circumstances. From my experience in Poland, I can imagine how difficult it is to show the result in such circumstances. Those results that you have achieved in co-operation with the IMF and the EU’s readiness to provide macro-financial assistance for Ukraine tells your efforts are extremely effective. It is not only my personal point of view, but also all my colleagues in the European Council are very impressed and appreciate your efforts", said Tusk.

In turn Groyman said that Ukraine "will continue to carry out reforms" and is waiting for the introduction of visa-free regime in October and resolving the situation with the ratification of the Association Agreement with the EU.

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Tusk has promised that Ukraine can count on the support of all EU leaders due to its "determination and efforts".

The European Council President Donald Tusk hopes that the EU will extend sanctions against Russia in December.

"I suggested to my colleagues to discuss a common strategy in October in our approach to this situation and I hope that in December we will be able to continue our consistent policy, which deals with the introduction and implementation of sanctions in the European Council against Russia", he said.

He also noted that the EU will continue to support Ukraine.

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