President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged not to allow the revenge of the pro-Russian forces in Ukraine, so as not to give them a chance to interrupt Ukraine’s movement to the European Union and NATO. The head of state said this at a ceremonial meeting on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Prosvita foundation during a working visit to the Lviv region, 112 Ukraine broadcasted.
"EU high-ranking officials, leaders of partner countries and allies have repeatedly pointed out that in four years Ukraine came closer to the European Union more than in the previous twenty-three. At the Brussels Summit of NATO this year, all the heads of state and government of the Alliance urged to provide the prospect of membership for Ukraine and Georgia ", said the President.
He stressed that only membership in the European Union and NATO definitively guarantees our independence from Russia. And cautioned:
“Unfortunately, our enemies clearly understand this. Therefore, they are planning a revenge during the presidential and parliamentary elections in order to block our movement to Europe. And if they are lucky enough, they could also turn Ukraine back.”
Earlier Ukraine' President Petro Poroshenko said that on Monday, December 10, he would sign the law on the termination of the Treaty of Friendship with Russia. He stated this during a speech on the occasion of the Prosvita Society150th anniversary.
The Verkhovna Rada approved the termination of a Friendship treaty with the Russian Federation on December 6. Taking into account the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, MPs decided to terminate the Treaty.