17:12 13.06.2013

Ukraine's aspiration for European integration wasn't criticized during summit in Bratislava, says Yanukovych

Ukraine's integration in Europe was the key issue on the agenda of the Central and Eastern Europe Summit in Bratislava, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has said.

"The key issue, which was discussed today, was European integration," the head of state told journalists after the summit, during which he had number of meetings with his European counterparts.

The president added that the participants of the summit also raised a wide range of issues of great importance for Europe during the crisis.

"Today none of the states showed negative attitude to Ukraine's aspiration for European integration or the non-fulfillment of some task or other by Ukraine," he said.

The president admitted that Ukraine "has to fulfill its homework and carry out certain tasks" by November 2013.

"In November, however, life won't end. Today we are working on the implementation of the laws and reforms that we have passed and that are bringing us closer to European standards," Yanukovych said.

As reported, 20 presidents participated in the Central and Eastern Europe Summit in Bratislava. They discussed the economic and social situation in Europe, as well as incentives for sustainable economic growth.

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