Ukraine seeks to gain prospects of EU membership – Prystaiko
Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko says Ukraine seeks to gain the prospect of membership in the European Union.
The statement comes as Prystaiko is attending the event marking the 10th anniversary of the EU Eastern Partnership initiative, at the invitation of Swedish Foreign Minister Anne Linde.
In a speech delivered at a ministerial conference on further development, Prystaiko noted that Ukraine and other associate partners are striving to gain the prospects of EU membership and to deepen differentiation, which should be determined by the partners' ambitions.
The minister has also said Ukraine seeks deeper sectoral integration with the EU.
The top diplomat declares that Ukraine is interested in revising and modernizing the Association Agreement with the EU and the terms of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement.
At the same time, as Prystaiko wrote on Twitter, Ukraine seeks to deepen differentiation and sectoral integration with the EU in the areas of trade, transport, digital economy, and especially in energy and security.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Dmytro Kuleba, said that the Cabinet of Ministers intended to achieve in five years Ukraine's compliance with the criteria for acceding to the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).