Turchynov names main achievements of current parliament
The main recent achievements of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’’s parliament, were the restoration of a democratic constitution and the ratification of the Association Agreement with the European Union, Rada Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov has said in an interview with the TSN news program of Ukraine’s 1+1 TV channel.
Talking about the important decisions made by the Ukrainian parliament, Turchynov said: "First, we restored a democratic Constitution, and I believe that the most historic decision was the simultaneous ratification [of the Association Agreement by the Verkhona Rada and the European Parliament]".
"We are doing all we can for [Ukraine’s] European prospects not to be just political slogans or words on a billboard."
Speaking about the failures of the Verkhovna Rada, Turchynov said: "As for no action decisions, the government submitted documents so that in three years Ukraine could in fact become a European country that would be ready to join the EU.”
“Unfortunately, [these documents] were not supported because of the political struggle over the elections,” said Turchynov.