The European Commission supported the change in government of Ukraine


Two agencies of the European Commission — the European external action service (EEAS) and the Commission for enlargement, issued a joint statement on the formation of the new government of Ukraine.

Heads of these departments, Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn optimistically reacted to the reshuffle in the Cabinet. “A lot of times meeting with the new Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman as speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, including very recently, we are ready to work with him to create strong Ukraine”, — said in a joint statement.

Over the past two years, according to the EU commissioners, Ukraine really made a serious effort to go through reforms. Now in the formation of the new Cabinet should “not miss the moment” to restore the confidence of the Ukrainian people.

The EU also reassured Kiev, Brussels will continue to provide political, technical and financial assistance to the new government, to conduct key reforms, modernization, fight against corruption. Special emphasis when working with Ukrainians on the reforms will be put to the Prosecutor’s office.

“Overall, we are confident that the appointment of the new government will give a new impetus to the implementation of the Minsk agreements,” argue the authors of the statement, again urged all signatories of the “Minsk-2” to follow its commitment.

After several months of governmental crisis, on 10 April, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned. Four days later, the Verkhovna Rada approved its former Chairman Vladimir Groisman as the new head of the Ukrainian government and the composition of his government. Key ministries in it have kept their leaders.

Then, on 14 April, the Parliament gave President Petro Poroshenko, announcing the new Cabinet of Ministers — economic growth, improve the welfare of Ukrainian citizens and continue the fight against corruption. According to the President, the government will continue the European integration course of the country. According to Poroshenko, Ukraine time to move “from survival strategy to a strategy of accelerated development”.