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1. Ukraine is committed to European values. We are not sliding but striding toward full integration into the European Union. Last year, we successfully completed negotiations with the E.U. on the association agreement, creating a deep and comprehensive free-trade area. This agreement serves the best interests of both parties — Ukraine and the E.U.

2. I value recognition of the ambitious reform agenda underway in Ukraine. These reforms were long overdue. Previous governments did not dare to address the painful issues of development.

3. The current government has achieved 5 percent G.D.P. growth at a time of global financial crisis. This came even as we paid last year a draconian price for Russian natural gas, the price we are obliged to pay as a result of 2009 Tymoshenko gas deals with Russia. It is ridiculous but today this deal makes it cheaper to import Russian gas from Germany than from Russia itself.

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