Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said there is no threat to the visa-free travel between Ukraine and the European Union.
"I'd like to state very clearly there are no threats to visa-free travel with the European Union," Kuleba said at the Svoboda Slova [Freedom of Speech] TV panel show on Monday, answering a question on whether the appeals submitted to the Constitutional Court allegedly threaten the independence of anti-corruption bodies.
Read alsoKuleba invites Hungary's FM to visit Zakarpattia on Sept 23The foreign minister said the anti-corruption infrastructure in Ukraine, including the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine, continues its work.
"There will always be dialogue, someone will always be dissatisfied with something, but I don't see any macro threats," Kuleba said.
The minister added that it is in the interests of the Ukrainian state to ensure that the anti-corruption infrastructure works.
"By virtue of my job, I communicate a lot with our partners, and I hear no substantive claims that we have destroyed this very anti-corruption infrastructure," Kuleba said.
He also said there is no reason to talk about a shift in Ukraine's foreign policy from the Western vector to the Russian one.
"I don't see any signs that Ukraine could return to the triune brotherhood and sisterhood (with Russia)...," the official said.
Kuleba added it is necessary to talk about joint efforts that should be made to continue the country's movement toward the European Union and NATO.
"There will always be someone grumbling and trying to destroy it, but we will always be stronger. Since the Ukrainian people are behind us, those who move the country westward," the top diplomat said.
NABU row: latest
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has ruled that the presidential decree on the appointment of Director of the National Anti-corruption Bureau Artem Sytnyk was unconstitutional.
Commenting on the said judgment, NABU said the move is "politically motivated."
The Bureau was established in 2014 at the request of Ukraine's main creditor, the International Monetary Fund. The Bureau's government funding is mandated under American and European Union aid programs. It has an evidence-sharing agreement with the FBI.