Ukraine has assumed commitments to reform water policies as part of the Association Agreement signed with the European Union. It entered into force on 1 September 2017. The EU candidate status granted to Ukraine in June 2022 recognises significant progress but also stresses the need to facilitate policy reforms in accordance with EU norms and standards.
The military aggression by Russia in Ukraine has also various severe impact on water resources and the EU4Environment Water and Data programme is adapting its working plan through regular coordination with all Beneficiaries, notably the Ministry of Environment and the State Water Agency.
Mr Ruslan Hrechanyk, First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources
Oleksander Bon, Deputy Director of the Department Sustainable Nature Mgmt.’, MEPR