Poland & U.S.: Ukraine has to do its part for association with EU

15:33, 05 June 2013
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Poland has already done a lot of Ukraine, but "there are limits" and now Ukraine must fulfill its end of the deal with Europe, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has said, according to the Official web site of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Ukraine is at a historical crossroads. If it doesn’t meet the conditions by the end of the summer holidays, in November the EU won’t sign the association agreement with Kyiv," Radoslaw Sikorski said during his visit to the United States.

"EU procedures take time, and if Ukraine makes progress right before the November Eastern Partnership summit, EU institutions may not be quick enough with their assessment," Polish Radio cited the Polish minister as saying.

In his turn, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry added that he hopes the Ukrainian government will implemented the stated reforms. "We’re both encouraging Ukraine to continue on the path to reform so that that will help it to be able to integrate with the EU. And these are the same steps that Poland itself has taken in the past. Therefore, Poland has a huge ability to be able to help other countries to understand that road ahead of them," John Kerry said in his remarks following his meeting with Radoslaw Sikorski.

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