High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has said Ukraine became much more resilient country than it was five years ago.
"The crisis in Ukraine is still not over, but in these five years, Ukraine has come a very long way and it is today a much more resilient country than it was five years ago," she said at the EU Ambassadors' Conference 2019 on September 2, 2019.
According to Mogherini, the work with Ukraine has very strong security component and the EU has also immensely invested in the country's human development.
"We have helped create jobs, build and rebuild infrastructure, we have liberalised access to the European Union, invested in exchanges between our people, between our universities. In these five years, we have put together for Ukraine the largest support package in the history of the European Union. It is thanks to that if the country has not collapsed and has managed to move on and try to get out of this crisis today on a new basis," she said.
"Despite immense challenges Ukraine today is a much stronger country than it used to be," the diplomat added.