Ukraine will study the experience of Croatia in gaining membership in the NATO and the European Union, since the conditions for official Zagreb were more severe than those for other Eastern European countries. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in an interview with the Croatian daily newspaper "Jutarnji list".
"To achieve the EU membership Croatia had to fulfill much more stringent criteria and requirements of Brussels than preceding members”, said the Head of Government of Ukraine. “I do not think that the European Union will be more lenient to Ukraine, rather that the opposite. Therefore, in this framework Croatia can help us more than anyone else."
The Prime Minister added that Ukraine itself is working hard on fulfillment of its European home tasks: carrying out reforms in all spheres of life, adapting legislation to the EU standards, and developing a real fight against corruption.
"In May, the process of ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement successfully completed, and on June 11, the visa-free regime for our citizens came in force. On this way Croatia has consistently helped us. And I want to thank the people of your country and personally Prime Minister Andrej Plenković for that", the Head of Government of Ukraine said.