Ukraine defended movement to Europe with blood and hundreds of lives – Shmygal
5/16/2020 5:25 PM
Today, May 16, Europe Day is celebrated. The unity of the Ukrainians with the European peoples is now very important.
Prime Minister Denis Shmigal wrote about it in his Telegram channel.
“Europe Day for Ukraine is a symbol of unity with the peoples of Europe. Today this unity is more important than ever. Ukraine has defended its movement along the European vector with the blood and the lives of hundreds of our fellow citizens. And today she continues to defend it in the East, “said Shmygal.
According to him, for Ukrainians, Europe does not start somewhere in the West, but much closer. “Europe is from Lisbon to Lugansk, from Brussels to Sevastopol. Ukraine is Europe. Europe is us, “added the head of government.
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After gaining independence, Ukraine has taken a strategic direction towards European integration and has expressed its intention to join the European Community as soon as possible.
This is why Europe Day has been established in our country, which has been celebrated since 2003 in accordance with the presidential decree “Europe Day” on the third Saturday in May.
Ukraine is the only non-EU state to celebrate Europe Day at state level. In Europe itself, this day is celebrated on May 9 in accordance with a decision taken in 1985 at the EU Council summit in Milan.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru