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The 22nd summit between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine was held on 6 October 2020. It was the first bilateral summit physically held since the start of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
Leaders reaffirmed their continued commitment to strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union. The two sides welcomed the results achieved in the implementation of the Association Agreement and its DCFTA. They also discussed the next steps in the implementation of this Agreement.
Leaders recognised the substantial progress made by Ukraine in its reform process and agreed on the importance of accelerating efforts. The EU stressed the importance for Ukraine to implement all policies agreed within the EU micro-financial assistance programme and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Leaders also welcomed the continued successful implementation of the visa-free travel regime for Ukrainian citizens.
At the summit, the EU reaffirmed its support to Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity and condemned the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia, the militarisation of the peninsula and the severe deterioration of the human rights situation in areas not under the control of the Ukrainian government.
A number of dedicated programmes for supporting Ukraine were also signed on this occasion.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Ukraine|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|