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    The Clock is Ticking for Ukraine Reforms – European MP

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    Europe’s leading countries will turn away from Ukraine if it keeps dragging its feet on reforms, a prominent member of the European parliament said Thursday.

    Europe’s leading countries will turn away from Ukraine if it keeps dragging its feet on reforms, Gabrielius Landsbergis, a Lithuanian member of the European parliament, said Thursday.

    “We’ve been getting many alarming signals from Kiev, that not all of the reforms have been launched, that the anti-corruption campaign is going slow, that the oligarchs wield as much power as they did under [ex-President Victor] Yanukovich, Gabrielius Landsbergis told Deutsche Welle on Thursday.
    He said that, unlike other EU countries, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia and Estonia would support Ukraine “as long as it takes”.

    “As to the Western European countries, they want to see clear progress. If some of them start getting tired, Ukraine will be in for really bad times,” the MP said, adding that Kiev had until June to get its act together.

    “I can’t say precisely when this weariness becomes irreversible, but I hope Ukraine still has time to stabilize the situation…  At least before June because of the anti-Russian sanctions we’ll have to extend,” Gabrielius Landsbergis said.


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