Petro Poroshenko again promised the citizens of Ukraine " open doors of Europe ", saying in the interview to German magazine that the visa-free regime with the European Union will be introduced in the coming year.
"That's a promise. Europe will open its doors to Ukraine ", - said the Ukrainian leader, adding that the country wants to apply for membership in the European Union " in five or six years."
at the end of last year, Poroshenko said that they will do "everything they can" for the abolition of visas between Ukraine and the EU in 2015. Kiev had expected that the data will be announced at the conference "Eastern partnership" in Riga on may 21-22. However, at this summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the easing of the visa regime as long as it is impossible.
in the Stern interview, Poroshenko likewise once again said that his country was " ready for a deep and costly reforms." Too slow their implementation, he connected with military operations in the East of the country.
The Ukrainian head again very quickly spoke out against Russia, accusing Vladimir Putin of " continuation of the war in Ukraine." Poroshenko believes that favorable Moscow " the simmering conflict in Ukraine, because after all, It's like somehow contributes to the strengthening and unification of Russia.
Poroshenko also spoke about future municipal elections in DND and LNR. According to his statement, he would be willing to talk to the elected representatives of the republics, if the elections were held under the Ukrainian laws. However, the militia is supposed to hold independent elections, and that, from his point of view, only " exacerbate the situation ". The current leaders DND and LNR Poroshenko called "foreign countries" and " Russian puppets ".
in our own recent interview with the Austrian newspaper Kurier Poroshenko also aggressive comments about Russia, saying, for example, about the fact that the Russian Federation "can attack" on Finland and the Baltic States.