Turchynov names main achievements of current parliament

12:31, 22 October 2014
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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. 

Turchynov named the restoration of a democratic constitution and the ratification of Ukraine's association agreement with the EU as the current parliament's main achievements / Photo by UNIAN

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.

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