President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said about the positive news from Brussels for the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association, visa-free regime and macro-financial assistance from the EU.
"Today we have received positive news from Brussels, where we were guaranteed macro-financial assistance, informed of the early completion of the ratification [of the Association Agreement] in the last EU country - the Netherlands. They [the EU] clearly promised a visa-free regime, which is extremely important for us," the president said, opening a new hospital in Kolomyia (Ivano-Frankivsk region) on Friday.
According to him, all this says about the recognition of Ukraine's achievements as a European state by the European Union.
"We are modernizing our country, we are doing everything possible to Ukrainians finally feel themselves a real European nation," the president said.