Today we are marking a historical occasion. An outstanding event.
For EU Member States, Association agreements may be common, but for my country EU Association is the outcome of 7 years of difficult negotiations.
The resulting twelve hundred pages are for Ukraine a symbol of one era ending and a new one beginning.
Even the fact that the signing happened on second attempt and in two separate stages illustrates how hard we forged ahead against all odds and how precious it is to us as a result.
And the obstacles are not over yet. Today we are continuing to pay a high price for our Association.
Ukraine is fighting against an external aggression for its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
We are grateful to our European partners, as well as to the United States, Cananda, and other friends of Ukraine for their unprecedented support.
The signing of the Agreement during this turbulent time is yet another important gesture of solidarity with Ukraine.
Having made it this far, Ukraininas dare to dream to one day be a part of united Europe.
At the same time, we realize that the way to go about fulfilling this dream, is to first build Europe inside Ukriane.
And we can do it. Together.