In case of loss of the pace of reforms, Ukraine risks to lose the statehood and cease to exist as an independent state. This was in the context of the annual message about domestic and external situation of Ukraine in Parliament, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko.
“In the history there were cases when the absence or delay with reforms just preserved the backwardness of the country, leaving them on the sidelines of world progress. There are prospects even worse: without the completion of reforms, we risk losing the state – and we simply will not. But this pessimistic scenario,” he said.
According to Poroshenko, he does not believe in such negative developments as “our scenario is optimistic, and it’s called “successful country successful Ukrainians”.
In late June, Ukraine’s former EU Ambassador to Ukraine Ian Tombinsky said that the country “needs to end with an imitation of reforms” and really start to build a democratic state.
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