Visegrad Group: Ukraine must meet conditions for association with EU

09:24, 20 May 2013
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The Visegrad Group supports the signing of an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union on condition the authorities end the selective prosecution of their political opponents, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has said, according to official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Ukraine still has not met the requirements. We urge the authorities in Kyiv to step up their efforts," Radoslaw Sikorski said.

Also attending the meeting of foreign ministers of the Visegrad Group was High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the EU and Vice President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton and EU Commissioner for Expansion and Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule, as well as representatives of countries chairing the Council of the European Commission - Irish Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius.

Catherine Ashton stressed that the problem of selective application of the law in Ukraine must be resolved in a satisfactory manner so that the association agreement could "go forward".

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