Verkhovna Rada speaker Volodymyr Rybak has no doubts that Ukraine will fulfil its commitments to the European Union and hopes that Kyiv will sign the Association Agreement with the EU.
"Today we agreed with the EU on what main issues we should consider in September-October. I see that we will fulfil our commitments, and I hope that the agreement with the EU will be signed in late November," he told reporters in Kyiv on Thursday. The parliament chairman said Ukraine had already fulfilled most of its commitments to the Council of Europe. "However, in September and October, MPs must unite and adopt a number of laws that are currently expected by the European society and that are our obligations," the speaker said. He added that Ukrainian MPs would have to adopt laws on the prosecutor's office, the judiciary, and the electoral law. "These are the three main issues," he said. Rybak noted that there was an agreement with the leaders of parliamentary factions to consider bills "related to bringing Ukrainian legislation [in line with European standards]" at the first session week in September.