Ladies and gentlemen,
Foreign Minister Deshchytsia participated in the Ukraine-NATO committee in Brussels.
The Alliance pledged once again to stand by Ukraine’s side – including in modernization of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.
The Parliament of Ukraine agreed to bilateral and multilateral military exercises with NATO members for this year. This is a significant step.
When starting the war on Ukraine, Russia didn’t count on a world’s resolute resistance.
According to the World Bank's recent warning, Russia could see a record capital outflow of 150 billion dollars (109 billion euros).
Standard&Poor’s agency has downgraded its rating for Crimea to “D” – the lowest denominator.
That’s an extremely bad, unfortunate change for Crimea. And this is the result of Russia’s actions. That’s Russian responsibility.
Ukraine is getting back to normal life.
Come and see – this message Ukraine sends to the world.
We are grateful for a wide range of foreign policy and civil society initiatives to provide Ukraine with assistance.
The assistance comes from Turkey and Lithuania, Poland and the United Kingdom, Sweden and Canada, and dozens of other nations.
We are grateful for that. That’s what solidarity means.
Special bodies will be established to deal with the European Association.
We are introducing Constitutional reform based on local governance.
The Council of Europe noted that most of the commitments regarding the Russian language have been implemented.
Certain commitments still need to be implemented for other languages.
The Council of Europe concluded that the protection of minority languages in Ukraine remains at high level.
Around 1 000 OSCE observers will monitor our Presidential elections, and more to come from other organizations and countries.
We are doing well. We want our people to live a good and secure life.
I thank you.