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"In this part of Europe, we are an example that [shows that] reforms can succeed, and a country that follows this path can achieve success," Schetyna said.

"I do not know how long this will continue in the case of Ukraine. Maybe it will take 25 years, as in Poland, or maybe less, but we are a real point of reference," Schetyna said.

"The Polish government has invested a lot in a political sense in Ukraine, and the Poles are listened to in Europe in this context," he said.

Schetyna also welcomed the recent visit of Polish President Bronisław Komorowski to Kyiv.

"It was symbolic, strong support for the pro-European aspirations of Ukraine, which is now struggling with Russian aggression and at the same time implementing very difficult reforms," he said.