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Joint Statement on the anniversary of the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine

The Bureau of the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee: Chair MEP Witold Jan WASZCZYKOWSKI, Vice Chairs Viola VON CRAMON-TAUBADEL and Traian BĂSESCU, the Chair of the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (PA), MEP Andrius KUBILIUS and the European Parliament's Standing Rapporteur on Ukraine, MEP Michael GAHLER, released the Joint Statement on the anniversary of the beginning of the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine.

This week we mark the seven years anniversary of the events that led to the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.

We reiterate our unwavering commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders, and condemn this violation of international law. The illegal occupation remains a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the territorial integrity, unity and sovereignty of states. We will continue supporting the internationally coordinated sanctioning of the Russian authorities for undermining Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.[...]

Joint communique following the informal EU-Ukraine PAC bureau meeting on 01/10/2020

The Bureau of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee held an online informal meeting on 1 October 2020, few days ahead of the upcoming 22nd EU-Ukraine bilateral summit.
We held a very open exchange on the expectations and priorities of the upcoming bilateral summit that should produce substantial deliverables and firmly anchor Ukraine's reform efforts in its path towards further European integration. Ukraine should receive adequate support and incentives to pursue an ambitious and credible reform agenda and its implementation. We share the belief that EU assistance should be used and recalibrated to address the longer-term social and economic impact of the covid-19 pandemic.[...]

Joint communique following the informal EU-Ukraine PAC bureau meeting on 24 June 2020

The bureau of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee held an online informal meeting on 24 June 2020.

We remain fully committed to maintaining the intensity of parliamentary contacts and providing input in the run-up to the forthcoming EU-Ukraine and Eastern Partnership summit meetings. In the coming months, we will assess together the opportunities for an update of the Association Agreement, including in the trade area, and for further sectoral integration of Ukraine into the EU. One of the goals will be to help both the EU and Ukrainian economies to recover after the pandemic crisis. We furthermore hope for the signature of the Common Aviation Area between Ukraine and the EU and for the launch of formal discussions on the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA).[...]

Statement of 12 June 2020 in connection with charges against Petro Poroshenko

On June 10, the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office informed that Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko was charged by the State Investigation Bureau with abuse of office.
The European Parliament has advocated for Ukraine's European perspective on numerous occasions, including in resolutions. This house considers Ukraine as a part of our European family, not merely due to geopolitical reasons but also because our societies share the same values. Through our Association Agreement, we are committed to a close and lasting relationship that is based on respect for democratic principles, the rule of law, good governance, human rights and fundamental freedoms.[...]

Joint communique following the informal EU-Ukraine PAC bureau meeting on 15 May 2020

Following the informal bureau meeting held by visioconference on 15 May 2020, Mr Witold Jan WASZCZYKOWSKI and Mr Vadym HALAICHUK, Co-Chairs of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee stated:

"In order to maintain and further develop our cooperation even in times of Covid-19 pandemic, the bureau of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee - the interparliamentary body established by our Association Agreement - held an online informal meeting on 15 May.

We expressed our full solidarity with all nations who fight COVID-19 pandemic and to all people who suffer from it. We discussed the measures adopted in the EU and in Ukraine in this unprecedented situation, and welcomed the comprehensive support package adopted by the EU to help Ukraine face the sanitary, social and economic consequences of the pandemic, including the endorsement by the Council and the EP of a large programme of macro-financial assistance that foresees EUR 1.2 billion for Ukraine.[...]

Statement of 3 April 2020 on EU-Ukraine relations and long-awaited reforms

Leading MEPs, in a statement on EU-Ukraine relations and long-awaited reforms recently adopted by the Verkovna Rada, pledge EU support for Ukraine's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We welcome the adoption this week of the land reform by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) and look forward to the adoption of the banking law in second reading. These are important reforms, which pave the way for much-needed loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and for macro-financial assistance from the EU. Furthermore, we strongly support all efforts by the Ukrainian Parliament and its Members in their fight against corruption at all levels and will follow, very closely, all developments in this respect.[...]

Statement of 19 December 2019 following the 10th meeting of the EU-Ukraine PAC

Following the 10th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee (PAC) on 18 and 19 December in Strasbourg, EP delegation Chair Witold Waszczykowski (ECR, PL) stated:

"These last two days, we, members of the European and Ukrainian parliaments, held the 10th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee. It was a round anniversary and at the same time a fresh start, as this was the first time we met since the beginning of our respective legislative terms.[...]