Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that the completion of ratification procedure of Association Agreement with the European Union is unification with democratic "family". He said this during the speech near the monument to Hetman Pylyp Orlyk on the Constitution Day, June 28.
“We recall that the Ukrainian constitutional vision emerged over 300 years ago. Ukrainians have carried the understanding of the importance of equal rights, democratic system and responsible government through the ages. We are creating such type of state today," Poroshenko noted.
The President emphasized that Ukraine has finally returned to the European home through the completion of the ratification of the Association Agreement with the EU and introduction of the visa-free regime, which is the final farewell to the Russian empire. “We have united with a family we’ve been a part of for centuries,” he said.