Gerashchenko: Implementation of EU-UA Association deal should be parliament's key task in 2018
Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko says the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union should become a key task for the parliament in 2018, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
Speaking at a council of faction leaders and parliamentary committees' heads, Gerashchenko said it was necessary to analyze the priority issues for parliament for the next year.
"We have very serious delays in the implementation of the Association Agreement. And it will be right if the implementation of the Association Agreement becomes the key task of the Ukrainian parliament for 2018," she said.
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Gerashchenko urged Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy to address the Committee for National Security and Defense so that the relevant draft law could be ready for consideration in early 2018.
Gerashchenko also listed the need to consider the draft law on national security and defense among the priorities.