Nobody has right to take away Ukraine’s pro-European choice – Poroshenko

15:15, 13 July 2017
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Ukraine has clearly declared its European aspirations and European choice, which the country will not give it up, so nobody has the right to take it away from Ukrainians, President Petro Poroshenko noted in his opening address during the XIX Ukraine – EU Summit.

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Petro Poroshenko emphasized that he had neither moral nor political right to give up the letter and spirit of the Association Agreement, its purpose, its meaning for the Ukrainian nation and for the future of the state.

The president has emphasized that the Agreement is a document for which millions of Ukrainians came out to the Revolution of Dignity. “It has become a symbol of struggle of the Ukrainian nation for freedom, independence, common values of Ukraine and the EU, free and democratic development of Ukraine, right to choose the future of our state freely,” he said.

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At the same time, Poroshenko expressed gratitude to the EU, as it consistently declares recognition and support for the aspirations of the Ukrainian nation for freedom, democracy and the establishment of common European values.

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