Eyes on Ukraine

A recent session of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs addressed some worrying developments in Ukraine. The committee welcomed the presentation by the Ukrainian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Borys Bazylevskyi, which discussed European integration, energy security, the proposed EU-Ukraine free trade area and bilateral relations with Ireland. The Ambassador described how Ukraine has, in the 18 years since independence, managed the transition from being part of the Soviet Union to being an independent state with a market economy.

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