Foreign Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Ohryzko notes that Ukraine considers itself not a neighbor but a part of Europe.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, he claimed this speaking at the second international conference “New Ukraine in New Europe” today.

“We are not neighbors, we are an integral part of Europe, we see our future not neighbor, but European”, the Minister said.

According to him, Ukraine has a clear plan of its collaboration with the European Union for this year.

“We realize it is impossible to skip any steps towards over common European house”, the Minister said, adding that nobody will build a separate “EU lift” specially for Ukraine.