In an interview with The Times, La Repubblica, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Le Figaro and Expresso on Monday, President Victor Yushchenko talked about domestic, international and energy issues, according to the President`s press-office.

Speaking about EU integration, the president said there was high national support for European Union membership. “This is a key position. I would say there are no serious opponents [of Ukraine`s European path], neither among the [main] political forces, nor among the people,” he said and added that the issue was “exceptionally national.”

 

Yushchenko then said the country`s gas transportation system should be regarded as an integral part of the European gas market.