Poroshenko Opens Ukraine-EU Summit In Kyiv

Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker

The summit caps a series of milestones on what many in Ukraine hope is a road to full European integration: Last month Ukrainians received the right to travel to Europe's Schengen zone without a visa, and on Tuesday the EU's 28 member countries ratified a deep and comprehensive economic agreement between the bloc and Ukraine.

Kiev and the leaders of the European Union have discussed during the bilateral summit in Kiev the possibility of elaboration of a new economic support plan for Ukraine, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday.

"What we are asking is to increase the fight against corruption because corruption is undermining all the efforts of this great nation". "We remain very concerned".

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Poroshenko also expressed gratitude for the EU's support in his country's conflict with Russian Federation, which annexed the Ukrainian province of Crimea in 2014 and then inflamed a separatist conflict in parts of eastern Ukraine that has claimed more than 10,000 lives.

We are concerned that this position might be ambiguously interpreted by the Ukrainian and global partners who have been ardently supporting the establishment of a separate anti-corruption court and the autonomous anti-corruption chamber at the new Supreme Court.

Many parts of the Association Agreement have been provisionally applied since 2014, but the adoption of the agreement will ensure closer cooperation between the European Union and Ukraine in areas such as foreign policy, justice, education, science, and technology.

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While Ukraine has won limited praise for its efforts to tackle rampant institutionalised corruption over recent years, some critics have argued that the country's government has done too little to tackle the issue.

"We are backtracking on something that we have already signed with Ukrainians", said one person with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

"This includes the important work Ukraine is doing to reform the justice sector, Ukraine's commitment to selecting Supreme Court justices of the highest integrity and professionalism, and creating the anti-corruption court".

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