Source: President of Ukraine
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stresses that the attempts to suspend or stop Ukraine’s movement towards European Union and NATO membership will be in violation of the Constitution of Ukraine. The Head of State emphasizes that the European integration movement of our state is enshrined in the Basic Law and is binding at all levels of government.
“Stopping the process now will, first of all, be unconstitutional. Because the Constitution consolidates our European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine. And nobody, no official has the right to violate the Constitution and stop this process,” the President underlined in an interview to journalists during a working visit to France.
Petro Poroshenko stressed that he would do everything in his power to continue the European path of Ukraine. “A great price was paid for this. The sacrifice paid by the Ukrainian people must not not be in vain,” he said.
Answering the journalists’ question about the apprehension of western leaders regarding the possible change in the course of Ukraine, the Head of State noted that there were certain concerns in the event of a change in the course of Ukraine and not only at the level of European leaders.
“If Ukraine itself stops and raises the issue of developing our European and Euro-Atlantic integration depending on what the Kremlin says, or in some way delays through a referendum, I believe that this is like beating about the bush,” Petro Poroshenko said.
“The referendum will be held when the European Union gate is opened and Ukraine delegates part of its sovereign powers to the EU. As each country, claiming to become a member of the European Union, did,” the Head of State emphasized.