MIL OSI – Source: Parliament of Ukraine –
Headline: Verkhovna Rada Chairperson Andrii Parubii congratulates Ukrainians on Europe Day
I sincerely congratulate you on Europe Day!
This is a special day for the Ukrainians. Two years ago during the Revolution
of Dignity the Ukrainian people proved that Ukraine is an independent European
state. We are part of the European civilization.
Europe is impossible without Ukraine.
Medieval Ukrainian soldiers many times
united with the Europeans in their fight against their enemies. Today at the
eastern border of Ukraine, our sons defend European values and the whole world
from the present-day aggressor.
We hope for active partnership with our
European friends. Ukraine has never abandoned the idea to leave its European
family. This is our joint civilization cradle.
The Ukrainians have proved their commitment
to become a part of the European Union. I believe that Ukraine should deepen
its cooperation with the most democratic and free European neighbors to
consolidate security and economy.
I think that the most successful is the
cooperation in the Baltic-Black Sea union with the participation of the
Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Poland, Ukraine
and Georgia. This regional union is in no way offered as a counter to the
European Union as it remains an integral part of it. The Baltic-Black Sea union
is our historic and geopolitical reality and a prospect.
I sincerely congratulate all the people’s
deputies, experts and especially Ukraine’s European friends for the great job
they have done. Despite political barriers, Russia’s military aggression in
Crimea and Donbas, step-by-step we are getting closer to the full European
Ukraine is Europe!