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Press Release

European Union Approves Strategy for Ukraine

December 11, 1999

The European Union approved a common strategy for Ukraine during a summit in Helsinki on December 11.   According to Finland's President Paavo Lipponen, the approval of the strategy is a step forward in mutual relations between the European Union and "a very important country that wants to play a role in Europe." He expressed the European Union's support for Ukraine in this regard as well as for Ukraine's reforms.  According to him, Ukraine will feel safer if the strategy is implemented.

For more information, please contact:
Taras Malyshevskyi, Press Secretary of the Embassy,
310 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J9
Tel. (613) 230-2961, fax (613) 230-2400,