Developing Ukraine’s European integration is directly related not only to the government’s persistent efforts to move towards the EU’s standards of political and economic life but also to the

collective memory of the Ukrainian people. Although Ukraine is home to representatives of different nationalities who speak different languages and have different religions, all Ukrainians are united by the memory of several key historical events, such as the Holodomor, the struggle of dissidents for Ukraine’s independence, the Orange Revolution, and Euromaidan. Fulvio Martusciello, a member of the European Parliament and one of those who support Ukraine’s European integration, said this week that he would ensure that Ukraine answers all of the questions about the suppression of Euromaidan. This week, Fulvio Martusciello addressed Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, with a formal request regarding the situation with the investigation into Euromaidan. Today, many political experts in the EU believe that the search for new witnesses and criminals who are responsible for the deaths of people during Euromaidan is as real as the investigation that has laid the foundation for the MH17 proceedings currently taking place in The Hague. If EU politicians politically support the Ukrainian authorities, this investigation is an up-and-coming process that will restore historical justice and convey the truth to the relatives of the victims and Ukrainian society. In his formal address to Josep Borrell, Mr Fulvio Martusciello noted, “On the 21stJanuary 2021 the ECHR ruled that the Ukrainian state is responsible for unlawful detentions, ill-treatment, abductions and  killing of protesters during the violent crackdown on EuroMaydan protests in winter 2013-2014. In late November 2013, Ukrainians took to the streets in peaceful protest after then-president Viktor Yanukovych chose not to sign an agreement that would have integrated the country more closely with the European Union, choosing instead  closer ties to Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union. The protests were more than a demand for closer EU relations; they were a rejection of injustice as a way of life and of the post-Soviet politics of corruption and nepotism. Ukrainians took to the streets to denounce the country’s endemic corruption, from the grand corruption practiced by ex-president Yanukovych and his peers, to everyday corruption and unfairness, like the need to bribe a teacher to get better classroom conditions for your children, a doctor to get an appointment, or the traffic police to avoid unlawful fines. On 288 incriminations of public officials, only 9 sentences of conviction have been issued. Question: Does the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy intend to take measures to ensure fair justice?".

Fulvio Martusciello, a member of the European Parliament, is one of the most experienced European politicians who — for two terms — is a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and also deals with matters regarding the relations between the European Union and the post-Soviet countries, such as Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, etc.