Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva had a telephone conversation with Minister of European Affairs of the Czech Republic Mikuláš Bek.

The interlocutors discussed the results of the visit of President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen to Ukraine on September 15. The significant progress of Ukraine in implementing the recommendations of the European Commission regarding EU membership and the true democracy of Ukrainian society, which shares and defends European values on the battlefield, were noted.

“In less than three months, Ukraine fulfilled about half of the recommendations of the European Commission. We are on an optimistic path to their full implementation by November of this year,” Ihor Zhovkva emphasized.

The parties coordinated joint political and practical steps for Ukraine’s advance on the European integration track. They also discussed Ukraine’s participation in the high-level EU events that will take place during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union until the end of 2022 in the informal meeting of EU heads of state and government on October 6 and 7 in Prague (Czech Republic).

“We expect that the leadership of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU will influence the opening of a window of opportunity for the start of negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union in the near future,” said the Deputy Head of the President’s Office.