Zelensky participates in Eastern Partnership Summit

Source : 112 Ukraine

During the online session, the head of the state is expected to bring up the issue of Ukraine's EU membership
16:33, 18 June 2020

President of Ukraine during a press conference

Ukraine's membership in the EU and further steps to combat the pandemic of coronavirus - these are the questions brought up by President Volodymyr Zelensky during the Eastern Partnership Summit. The online event takes place on June 18. Ihor Zhovkva, the deputy Head of the President's office reported that as quoted by Interfax news agency.

"Strategic issues remain in the agenda of our dialogue with the EU, such as membership prospects for Ukraine, prospects of extension of access of Ukrainian goods to EU markets, and, of course, support of our sovereignty and territorial integrity", the official said.

Besifes, Zhovkva added that the Ukrainian side will join the discussion on the next steps of EU member countries and Eastern Partnership members in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The official emphasized that Ukraine provided certain EU member countries with humanitarian assistance and transport.

Related: European Council defines direction of Eastern Partnership’s policy beyond 2020

"There also were positive examples of EU assistance to out country: 190 million Euros as humanitarian assisnace plus 1.2 billion Euros macrofinancial assistance", he said.

Eastern Partnerhsip is a joint program initiative aimed at improving and development of EU's six eastern partners: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Modova and Ukraine.

Related: Ukraine’s MFA responds to European Council’s conclusions on Eastern Partnership

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