Ukraine is an important partner for the European Union and Baltic States, in particular Latvia are eager to provide an overwhelming assistance to official Kyiv - as on the path of reform, in restoring territorial integrity, a ceasefire in the Donbas and in the implementation of the Minsk agreements.This was announced by Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia Māris Kučinskis in the course of a multilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis and Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia Jüri Ratas.
The meeting was held in the framework of the Ukrainian-Baltic Forum of Heads of Governments and the Kyiv Security Forum.
“Ukraine is the strategic partner for the EU. We can not deny the fact that Ukraine has achieved a great progress in pursuing reforms.The European Union is committed to provide all-round assistance to Ukraine in the implementation of already initiated as well as of further transformations.We are aware of the fact that there is still a wide range of issues concerning combatting corruption and improving public administration. The success of these activities will ensure a broad international support to Ukraine," stressed Māris Kučinskis.
The Prime Minister of Latvia commended the Ukrainian endeavors towards stabilization of the banking sector, the energy reform, which allowed to refuse from Russian gas supplies, and to increase export to the European market.
While discussing the Minsk process, Māris Kučinskis stressed that it is now crucial to begin a constructive negotiation process and to ensure full implementation of commitments under the Minsk agreements.