In an exclusive interview with Germany’s N-TV television channel, Victor Yushchenko has expressed hopes Ukraine will be a full member of the European Union one day.

“I believe it will. I am sure it will,” he said.

The President said Ukraine was now building pragmatic relations with the European Union. He added that we wanted to make it clear that the integration of our country`s gas transport system into the European market could help achieve continental stability.

Mr. Yushchenko said energy projects would be successful if energy producers, transporters and consumers worked together and neither of them imposed their will on the partners. 

“We are learning to understand we are tied because energy cooperation implies group responsibility,” he said.