German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joined briefing with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk stated that Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU is not an instrument against Russia. Opening of new markets is not directed against Russia. Stability in Ukraine makes sustainable development possible. Merkel also highlighted the importance of ceasefire and Ukraine’s access to the eastern borders.
"We are convinced that Ukraine has a great potential of highly-educated human resources. So here is a chance to improve the cooperation in this field," said German Chancellor. "Our side makes efforts to support reforms in Ukraine, and some key steps were already made. But fighting against corruption and rotation of the staff is a time-taking process. Germany will continue its assistance to Ukraine," she noted.
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