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 Russia's biggest fear is successful, reformed Ukraine, - NATO Deputy Secretary-General Vershbow

On Monday, Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Hroisman and Deputy Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Alexander Vershbow discussed the prospects of cooperation between Ukraine and NATO in Brussels (Belgium).

Censor.NET reports referring to Verkhovna Rada official web portal.

According to Hroisman, at the moment, Ukraine is facing two huge challenges: external threats and complicated internal situation. "However, despite the situation in Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada shows its ability to take important decisions," he noted.

He also elaborated on the course of the key reforms in Ukraine, in particular, those touching the fight against corruption and decentralization of power.

Hroisman noted that before summer this year, the Ukrainian parliament may finish amending the Constitution of Ukraine in terms of justice.

At the same time, the Verkhovna Rada speaker said that the dynamics of reforms in the country required certain boosting.

"It is important for Ukraine to continue reforms," Hroisman said.

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He also pointed out the necessity to enhance the competence of the state bodies, which, according to him, will contribute to more effective government structure and administrative approaches.

Hroisman said that Ukraine continues to seek ways out of the crisis and noted that all the participants in the political process stay engaged in active negotiations.

The Verkhovna Rada speaker also noted that Ukraine is committed to implementation of the Minsk agreements and stressed the importance of their fulfillment by all parties.

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In turn, NATO Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow expressed confidence that the Russian Federation fears successful and reformed Ukraine the most.

Vershbow also thanked the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for the ratification of the Agreement on the Status of the NATO Representation to Ukraine.
 
 
 
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