EU-Ukraine Summit: Leaders Issue Joint Statement

There are 25 points in the statement.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the leaders of the European Union adopted a joint statement following the Ukraine-EU summit. In total, it consists of 25 items.

Cooperation

The parties reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union. In particular, through close cooperation to strengthen the rule of law, promote reforms and promote sustainable economic growth.

European perspective of Ukraine

Brussels recognizes Ukraine's European aspirations and recalls that the implementation of the Association Agreement and the Free Trade Area contributes to the deepening of economic and trade relations with the EU. In the future, this will lead to the integration of Ukraine into the EU internal market.

Reforms

The European Union expects to accelerate reforms in Ukraine. In particular, he notes the importance of judicial reform and reform of the Constitutional Court, ensuring the independence of anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies, de-oligarchization, as well as combating corruption in the judicial system.

Brussels stresses the importance of security sector reform and the adoption of a new SBU law, countering hybrid threats and countering disinformation. The European Union promises to support independent Ukrainian media.

Visa-free regime

The European Union welcomes the successful implementation of the visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens, but at the same time emphasizes the importance of continuing to comply with the criteria and accelerating related reforms. Separately, the accession of Ukraine to the European Migration Network (EMM) as an observer is noted.

Donbass and Crimea

The EU reaffirms its full support for the efforts of the Normandy Format, the Trilateral Contact Group, and the OSCE, including its Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. At the same time, he insists on the full implementation of the decisions of the Paris summit in December 2019, emphasizing the responsibility of Russia as a party to the conflict.

Brussels also welcomes the creation of the international Crimean platform.

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