EPP Congress adopts resolution on ‘Marshall Plan’ for Ukraine, - Poroshenko

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says that the Congress of the European People's Party decided to develop a long-term plan for assistance to Ukraine

As reported by Censor.NET, the president wrote on Facebook.

"Wonderful news we have from Malta following my participation in the Congress of the European People's Party.

"We are very grateful to the EPP family for the crucial resolution to develop a long-term support plan for Ukraine, the so-called "Marshall Plan for Ukraine" adopted at the initiative of our Lithuanian partners!

"This resolution shows determination of Europe's most influential political force to support our country on the way of reform, its efforts to help Ukraine implement its European aspirations by all possible means and to achieve compliance with the Copenhagen criteria for the EU membership under Article 49 of the Treaty on European Union. In other words, the European People's Party has recognized Ukraine's European prospects and is ready to help us achieve this strategic goal in tangible actions.

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"I look forward to the further steps of the European partners in implementing the idea of creating the "Marshall Plan for Ukraine" and will be ready to discuss this issue during the next contacts with the leaders of the EU institutions and member states.

"I am also grateful to the European People's Party for the clear condemnation of the ongoing aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. I highly appreciate the firm support to our country's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity expressed in the resolution of the European People's Party, its determination to continue the policy of non-recognition of attempts to annex Crimea and maintaining sanctions on Russia until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented and Ukraine regains control over the border with Russia.

"I fully share clear stance of the European Union to restore relations with Russia only after it stops its aggression against Ukraine.

"As I said in my speech at the Congress, Europe's safe and prosperous future is out of question without peace and stability in Ukraine. We must join our efforts to return the Donbas and Crimea to Ukraine and kick the Russian aggressor out of Ukraine."

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n434419