Ukrainian Politics

 EU Ambassador Mingarelli says only small-minded persons notice no reforms in Ukraine

Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli believes that a number of ambitious reforms were initiated in Ukraine despite severe conditions in the country.

Mingarelli said at a conference on the outcomes of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement implementation in 2017 and further prospects in Kyiv today, Feb. 23, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

According to the diplomat, either idiots or small-minded persons do not notice the reforms that have been implemented under pretty hard conditions. He also promised the doubters to voice the entire list of extremely ambitious reforms that had been initiated.

Mingarelli believes that in order to implement an Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, it is necessary to meet certain requirements including for the authorities to have political will.

There is no doubt, he says, that Ukraine’s authorities have taken a number of steps over the past four years to modernize the country, to transform it, to turn it into a transparent, democratic society based on the socially-oriented market economy.

The EU ambassador said it would be a disgrace if the Ukrainian authorities were not completely committed to the implementation of the agreement as at least 10,000 people died for this treaty. He expressed conviction that the war was ongoing in Ukraine precisely because of its European choice which, he said, was something that was extremely important for him in political terms more than just adhering to some legal obligations that Ukraine assumed by signing this agreement.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3052131