Reforms in Ukraine are being hindered by Russia's support of separatists in eastern Ukraine, acting foreign minister Andriy Deschytsia told a press conference in Kyiv after meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart Linas Linkevicius.
For this reason, the situation in Ukraine should be constantly on the agenda of international organizations to influence Russia, he said. Linkevicius, in his turn, said there is outside interference in the eastern regions of Ukraine. "What we see in Donetsk and Luhansk is outside intervention.  It should stop. If it stops, there is no doubt that Ukraine will resolve its problems and will resume a calm life, especially after successful presidential elections," he said. Linkevicius also said he is hoping that Ukraine will sign the remaining part of the association agreement with the European Union and will begin actively conducting reforms in the near future. "We see signs of stability in some regions, but it is too early to speak about general stability in Ukraine. Outside interference needs to stop, and we, unfortunately, still don't see that," he said.