On the 373rd day of the war, on 3 March 2023, the delegation of the Members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine visited the capital of Denmark consisting of Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Head of the Committee on Integration of Ukraine into the EU, Solomiia Bobrovska, Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Interparliamentary Cooperation, and Yehor Cherniev, Deputy Head of the Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence, Head of the Permanent Delegation of Ukraine to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Ukrainian parliamentarians were speakers at “The Future for a Democratic Ukraine” conference jointly organized by the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) and the Ukrainian House in Denmark. The event, held as part of the commemoration of the anniversary of the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, was dedicated to the topic of future support for Ukraine in the process of reconstruction and the functioning of democratic institutions.
As noted by the participants of the conference, the future Ukraine is a free post-industrial, citizens-oriented state with an active civil society that has completely broken with the Soviet legacy and chosen the Western path of development. Ukraine, which currently defends the basic values of democracy, counts on the support of its partners in ensuring security, reconstruction and achieving the “Copenhagen criteria”. And Ukraine’s victory in this war should become a catalyst not only for internal changes in the state, but also for changes in the global security architecture as a whole.
During the conference, the Danish side was represented by the Members of the ruling Social Democratic Party Kasper Sand Kjær and the opposition party “Liberal Alliance” Alexander Ryle, who noted the broad cross-party support of Ukraine by the Danish Folketing.
During the visit, Ukrainian parliamentarians held a number of meetings, including with Members of the Folketing headed by Speaker Søren Gade, with Acting Minister for Defence of Denmark Troels Lund Poulsen and Political Director, Under-Secretary for Foreign Policy at the Danish Foreign Ministry Anders Tang Friborg.