Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk expects the Verkhovna Rada support laws necessary to achieve visa-free regime with the EU. He said this at the Cabinet meeting on Thursday, February 18, starting with a moment of silence in memory of those killed during protests against the previous government in 2014, writes «Ukrainian truth».
«Our common responsibility – to bring (to mind) everything 2 years ago rebelled country, to ensure that Ukraine really has changed. It is the responsibility of the entire Ukrainian government to follow the ideals of the Maidan and fight for our values,» — said Yatsenyuk.
«That is why the Parliament is considering laws to establish a visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union. The European Union, to which we aspire, part of which should be Ukraine», — said the Prime Minister.
He stressed that it is necessary to adopt several laws to ensure that the Ukrainians were able to travel to Europe without visas.
«I hope that the factions of the coalition who went to the polls in 2014 under the slogans of European integration, will fulfill its promises to the Ukrainian people, will return immediately to Parliament and vote the laws prepared by the government and submitted by the President as priorities for consideration by the Parliament», — said Yatsenyuk.
«It’s about our responsibility before the country and before the people, and the implementation of those commitments that each political force, which considers itself democratic, took during the election campaign,» he added.
«It’s not even political slogans. It is the policy of the country, which should eventually become irreversible. The introduction of a visa-free regime is another brick to the Foundation of Ukraine. In the name of people who died on Maidan and on behalf of millions who want a better future», — said Yatsenyuk.
As previously reported, the Verkhovna Rada observed a minute of silence memory of victims in Kiev two years ago during the revolution of Dignity.
Recall that in late November 2013, the refusal of the Ukrainian government from signing the Association Agreement with the European Union became the root cause of the most massive in the modern history of the state of the protests. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on November 21, 2013 decided to suspend the process of preparations for signing the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, which was to be signed at the Vilnius summit of «Eastern partnership» on 28-29 November 2013.
After beating dozens of students, peacefully protesting on Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv by the police special forces «Berkut» on the night of 30 November 2013, on the streets of cities of Ukraine there were hundreds of thousands of citizens.
The protests lasted from late November to end of February 2014, received the name «Euromaidan», «Maidan», and some of the later «Revolution of Dignity». The result was that then-President Viktor Yanukovych in February, after the mass shooting of unarmed civilians on the Maidan in Kiev and fled to Russia.
More than a hundred civilians killed during the overthrow of the authoritarian regime of Viktor Yanukovych in the winter of 2013-2014, are called the Heavenly hundred.
According to the Ministry of zdravookhraneniya, in clashes in Kiev suffered 1 528 people were killed 106 members of anti-government protests.
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