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Tymoshenko sure Ukraine will join European Union

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Oct. 31, 2009, 4:46 p.m. |
Kyiv, October 31 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukraine will gain membership of the European Union, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said in her election program entitled “Ukraine Will Win. Ukraine is You.” “I believe that we can reach the level of European standards in such issues as democracy, human rights, living conditions, and political culture. After we build Europe in Ukraine, Ukraine will become a member of the European Union,” reads the document.

“Ukraine’s relations with all countries will be pragmatically built on the basis of national interests, and a significant increase in the country’s competitiveness at the global arena will be a priority,” Tymoshenko said.

“Friendly relations with Russia and other CIS countries will be based on the potential of current cooperation and mutually beneficial economic cooperation,” reads the program.

Tymoshenko said that if she wins presidential elections, the question of Ukraine’s joining any system of collective security would “be resolved only at a referendum.”

The Batkivschyna Party, which nominated Tymoshenko for president, is an observer member of the European People’s Party.
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Anonymous Oct. 31, 2009, 6:58 p.m.    

I am tired of the three corrupt stooges in Ukraine...Yulia, Yanu and Yush.

I certainly fear what will happen in Ukraine with Yanu as president.

I don't think Yulia will be any worse than Yush.

Actually, she might be an improvement.

I only wish the people could support a candidate like Hrytsenko.

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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2009, 9:04 a.m.    

All the candidates are the same, so I don't believe anyone of them

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Anonymous Oct. 31, 2009, 10:10 p.m.    

Ukraine will of course be an EU member when it gets its house in order.Yulia failed to mention when and it seems like it could happen in 20yrs.It would not be right that other member countries pick up the failings of Ukraine.

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Anonymous Oct. 31, 2009, 10:26 p.m.    

There is not much of a chance of it happening with either Yush or Yanu as president.

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Anonymous Oct. 31, 2009, 10:11 p.m.    

Ukraine (some ukrainian people) wants to enter in EU... But does EU want Ukraine?

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Anonymous Oct. 31, 2009, 11:37 p.m.    

Ukraine will never join the EU. How about my Country Australia join and kick Bulgaria out, sounds like an excellent plan but unfortunately that will not happen

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Anonymous Nov. 1, 2009, 6:47 a.m.    

Ukraine, needs to buckle down and focus on the health problem! That should be priority over other concerns. I also desire an end to the corruption! Thankyou God, for the WHO Mission! Adios my friends! Bless you all!

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