For his part, Kwasniewski said "I am happy because this is a success of our mission, which we have consistently carried out with Pat Cox since May 2012. We have visited Ukraine over 10 times, had negotiations with the President, PM, the opposition. I think this pardon was one of the most important themes of our negotiations and is evidence of Ukraine seriously thinking about the association with EU and really willing to sign the Association Agreement in Vilnius."
Kwasniewski noted that the pardon of Lutsenko now "removes one of the obstacles in negotiations between Ukraine and EU".
SOURCE Ukraine Monitor