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Poroshenko hopes Ukraine-EU summit motivates Zelensky to actually fight corruption

KYIV. Oct 13 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Fifth president, leader of the European Solidarity party and MP Petro Poroshenko welcomed the results of the Ukraine-EU summit.

According to the press service of European Solidarity on Tuesday, Poroshenko thanked the European partners for the continued support of Ukraine and called on Volodymyr Zelensky for real judicial reform, ensuring the rule of law and fighting corruption.

"I appreciate the results of the 23rd Ukraine-EU summit – the summit of security, solidarity and sectoral integration. I am sincerely grateful to the leaders of the European institutions for their constant support of the European aspirations of Ukrainian citizens and the European integration course of our state," Poroshenko said.

He also congratulated the long-awaited signing of the Common Aviation Area Agreement, which will bring the possibility of visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens to a new level.

"I hope that a public advance of support from EU leaders will motivate Zelensky to strengthen the rule of law and democratic institutions, implement real judicial reform, ensure an independent anti-corruption infrastructure and corporate governance, an effective non-politicized fight against corruption, and effective, not fake legislative initiatives regarding the so-called ‘de-oligarchization’, which will be based on the best European practices and values," the fifth president said.

He also said he was glad to hear signals about the EU’s recognition of Russia’s exclusive responsibility as a party to the conflict for restoring peace in Donbas, the importance of preserving Ukraine’s energy independence and the EU’s readiness to help counter energy challenges from Russia in order to "prevent a possible winter Kremlin revenge."