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Parliamentary Assembly Session: 26 to 30 April 2010

President Yanukovych: Ukraine’s indisputable priority is the strengthening of democracy

President Viktor Yanukovych

[27/04/2010] In his 27 April speech to the Parliamentary Assembly, President Viktor Yanukovych committed to “pragmatic” and “non-bloc” policies and said his “indisputable priority” was the further strengthening of democracy.

President Yanukovych said “democratic values were deeply inherent in Ukraine” and the country would pursue “stable and solid partnerships with the European Union, Russia and the United  States.”

The president also confirmed that Ukraine would comply with its commitments to the Council of Europe before it takes up the presidency of the Committee of Ministers in May 2011.