Many critics believe Ukraine is not committed to supporting the principles of European integration. This could not be further from the truth.
Ukraine began its process of independence and modernization just 21 years ago, after nearly 70 years of Soviet rule.
Great progress has been made on political, judicial and economic reforms but there is more to do. It has been a difficult process, but our country is committed to seeing democracy take root. President Viktor Yanukovych has consistently stated his position of European integration, and he continues to seek support of Europe to achieve this important goal.