The following press release was issued by the EEAS on .
The EU congratulates Ukraine on its Independence Day, and acknowledges the remarkable progress that Ukraine has made as a democratic and independent nation over the past 25 years.
The EU continues to support the reform process that Ukraine has undertaken. Our cooperation based on shared values has led to an ever closer partnership within the framework of the Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area, offering political partnership and new economic opportunities to both sides.
Ukraine continues to be a priority partner for the European Union. The EU will continue supporting Ukraine’s efforts in ensuring a stable, prosperous and democratic future for all its citizens.
The EU remains unwavering in its support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and continues its firm policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.