I am deeply concerned with the events that took place at Maidan Nezalezhnosti this night.
I condemn the actions that led to forceful confrontation and suffering of people.
Several days ago in front of the whole country I have declared the support to civic non-violent actions.
Those who didn’t listen to the words of the Constitution and the President and provoked the conflict at Maidan will be punished.
I require the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine to immediately provide me and the Ukrainian people with the results of prompt and objective investigation in order to punish the perpetrators.
I reaffirm – we are united in the choice of our common European future.
The Summit in Vilnius ended yesterday demonstrating that we and our European colleagues have the same understanding of problems and the same desire to work over their solution.
Today, we need to work together over the program of measures that would make the economy of Ukraine less vulnerable, protect the jobs, wages, pensions and ensure their growth in the future. That is what I have said in Vilnius.
I assure you with full responsibility: all governmental efforts are aimed at overcoming of crisis processes, strengthening of Ukrainian economy and the improvement of people’s life.
I urge everyone to contribute to this responsible task. Everyone must make every effort to strengthen our state and unite our society.
I am confident that such approach will allow achieving the desired goals and preventing the conflicts and confrontation in the society.
I believe in your wisdom and readiness to the joint work for the sake of our European future.