Ukrainian intelligentsia believes that Ukraine can and must make its contribution to security, stability and prosperity in the European region, and is the key to future expansion space for freedom and democracy in Eastern Europe .
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This was discussed in an open letter to the U.S. administration, the governments and the public of the EU, signed by Ukrainian politicians, government officials, public figures, businessmen, academics and journalists. The letter stated that their best efforts within the state to do this, but hoping for solidarity and support of Europe and the United States, the UNIAN news agency reports. In particular, the authors of the letter asking for liberalization the visa regime with the EU and the United States to Ukraine was "really Included in the human space of the West. "" Only in communion, in a wide cultural, informational, scientific, educational and professional exchanges and personal relationships can develop the necessary trust that will become strong the foundation of partnership between us, "- said in an open letter." We want to live in a modern democratic state, which will be protect the interests of responsible citizens, and not extortion, guided rule of law and not their clan interests. We want an open society, freedom and prosperity, not dictatorship, tyranny and poverty "- highlights in the letter. Also, the authors say they are willing to work on the prospect of Ukraine's joining NATO. "Ukraine, unfortunately, can not become a member NATO today. Interfere with this, many factors - both domestically and abroad limits. In striving for this, we can and we must develop our cooperation, actively carry out an annual national program, to receive professional assistance to participate in creating a common security strategy and make a practical contribution to the security alliance of democracies "- convince they are. In addition, representatives of Ukrainian intelligentsia believe that the program "Eastern Partnership" should become "an effective instrument for modernizing Ukraine and other participating countries, and not Taxed contribution from Brussels. "" It's not in money but in the example, and social knowledge, experience important changes, implemented by countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Ukraine needs, in the first place, in a radical institutional reform, and although we hope to to help the European Union, but the U.S. can do a lot "- says in the letter. According to its authors, the European energy security Union calls for safe transit, and, hence, energy security Ukraine. They believe that the key to this is not only diversification energy supplies, but, above all, transparency of energy market. "Promoting greater transparency Ukrainian energy market and its Integration into the European system of responsible self-interest U.S. and the EU "- said in a statement." We believe - and a European security Euro-Atlantic area is indivisible. It guaranteed security Ukraine, and vice versa. A stable Europe and that its growth will not exist at unstable and dangerous Ukraine. General awareness of mutual dependence and mutual needed - the key to right action, "- say representatives of the Ukrainian intellectuals. Open letter to the U.S. administration, governments and the public EU countries have signed, in particular, the writer Yuri Andrukhovych, former secretary Council for National Security and Defense of Ukraine, Doctor of Technical Sciences, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Vladimir Gorbulin, Doctor of Philosophy Sciences, executive director of the International Fund "Revival" Eugene Bystritsky, Co-Kharkiv Human Rights Group Evgeny Zakharov President of the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Sergei Quits, the director of the Fund "Democratic initiatives" Ilko Kucheriv, the first Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov and others.
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