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Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, October 17, 2023

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October 18,2023 473
Address by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, October 17, 2023

“Our task remains unchanged – this year we must be ready to open negotiations on Ukraine’s membership in the EU,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

I wish you health, fellow Ukrainians!

A report for this day. An eventful one.

The Staff. Key war and foreign policy issues. A meeting with the Chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate. A long one. On key risks. We are addressing every risk, every threat. Our response is powerful.

Finance Minister Marchenko informed about meetings and negotiations with the heads of international financial institutions. The annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank have recently taken place. Their attention to Ukraine is important. And there is an important conclusion that many partners, different leaders and institutions have: global stability, global security, and the development of the global economy are directly linked to the fact that Russian aggression against Ukraine must end, end fairly – with the restoration of international order, with the full force of international law.

Today, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted the decision necessary to start negotiations with the European Union. The law on politically exposed persons has been adopted. I am waiting to sign the text of the law. Our task remains unchanged: to be ready to open negotiations on Ukraine’s membership in the EU this year. We are doing the Ukrainian part of the job for this and we will complete it. We expect a political decision to start negotiations from the leaders of the EU countries.

Full text of the address: Office of the President of Ukraine