Since the declaration of Ukraine’s independence, the question of the Euro-peanness of our state has had an unequivocally positive answer. However, the foreign policy choice on European integration was officially declared and enshrined in 1993 in the Resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine “On the main directions of foreign policy”, which stated: “Ukraine’s membership in the European Communities is a promising foreign policy goal”. Since then, the course of our country’s European integration has become one of the first important, and now – the priority direction of foreign policy.
At the same time, the main advantages of Ukraine’s membership in the EU are the increase in living standards, assistance in the fight against corruption and free movement of people abroad. Herewith, the experience and capabilities of the European Union to ensure the security of the community are currently ignored by Ukrainians, although the purpose of its creation was to ensure peace and prevent possible conflicts. The ways to achieve this goal complemented each other: from purely economic (in fact, the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community) to military-political (development of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy).
* Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, State scientific institution “Encyclopedic Publishing House”, Kyiv, Ukraine
*** Associate Professor at the Department of Political Sciences and Public Administration Yuriy Fedkovych National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
*** Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine