Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko claims that economic problems, which were caused by the crisis, will not hamper Eastern European countries, including Ukraine, to follow the path of freedom and democracy.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, she claimed this in Krakow on Thursday, during celebrations on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of communist regime in Poland.

“The difficulties, which we are currently living through, are fading away compared to the challenges that were met to overthrow the tyranny. We will not allow these problems, the today’s crisis, the current difficulties, to put us out of the course towards freedom, democracy, and welfare”, Yulia Tymoshenko said.

“My friend, the Prime Minister of Poland, has been successfully overcoming difficulties during the crisis, and I wish him success in it and welfare to Poland”, she said.

At the same time, Yulia Tymoshenko is confident that Ukraine will sooner or later become a member of the European Union.

“The European project has not been completed as yet. It has not been completed because there is no full-fledged participation of Ukraine. But I want to turn to all of you, to all my colleagues from the European Union, I want to turn to all the Poles, to my friend Mr.Tusk, who has always helped us, and today there is present former Polish President Mr. Kwasniewski, who was called the defender of Ukrainian Euro-integrational aspirations. I want to thank you for Poland is one of the countries, which have been insistently trying to pave the way for Ukraine to the place we you already are [to the EU - UNIAN]. We envy you, but we believe that Ukraine will be in the European Union”, the Ukrainian Prime Minister stressed.