On Sunday to independent Ukraine 17 years are executed. During this time the country became the member of council of Europe and the World Trade Organization. The country endured economic and political crises and even revolution. On the eve of the Independence Day a press - the club "News in Ukraine" set to deputies of the Verkhovna Rada on five questions on which they are obliged to know answers.
Questions were answered by the member of deputy group "National Self-defense" Oles Dony.
- Of whom Ukraine is independent?
- The question is formulated incorrectly.
- Whether it is possible to consider Ukraine as the taken place state?
- Certainly, Ukraine took place. In world history there aren't enough examples when to the nations for a long time deprived of independence, it was succeeded to keep the national identity, not to assimilate, not to be dissolved, and to achieve independence.
- What vectors of movement of Ukraine?
- Ukrainians in this sense - a unique example. Ukraine already chose the way, it - European. It isn't so important, whether there will be this formal association, or we will stop on cooperation without entry into structures. For years of independence Ukraine became the member of council of Europe and the WTO. That is integration of the country into the world community goes at full speed. But we still need to carry out reforms and to unite the nation.
- When the East and the West of Ukraine will find mutual understanding?
- A regional variety enriches the country, and political aspirations it unite. We will hope that politicians will understand it. It is a long way, but historically justified. After all Ukraine after independence finding everything becomes stronger every year.
- What it is possible to consider as a symbol of unity of Ukraine?
- For our country, as well as for any other state, a symbol is the flag, the capital and power system.