President Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, during her visit to Ukraine.
“When we begin negotiations on Ukraine’s membership – I strongly believe in this – it will signify several crucial things. First: there will no longer be gray geopolitical zones in Europe. Second: we will provide a new foundation for the growth of both Ukraine and all European countries. And third: we guarantee real economic and social security for our state and the Ukrainian people. Security that aligns with our values – values of Europeans,” Volodymyr Zelensky said during a meeting with media representatives following the negotiations with the President of the European Commission.
The Head of State said that Ukraine is not asking for discounts on its path to the EU and is fulfilling all the recommendations issued by the European Commission. According to him, even in the midst of a total war, Ukraine is committed to reform.
“We have fulfilled the recommendations required for opening accession talks . We have made progress in the rule of law, the protection of human rights and freedom for national communities, the increased transparency of state institutions, and the strengthening of the state, the anti-corruption system,” he said.
Volodymyr Zelensky said that a draft law on Specialised Anti-Corruption Prosecution that will provide the anti-corruption system with more opportunities to work effectively has already been registered in the parliament.