Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko believes that the Dutch referendum on the agreement between Ukraine and the EU was “an attack on the unity of Europe and an attack on the expansion of European values.” Poroshenko told this reporters in Tokyo on April 7.
“The referendum in the Netherlands was strictly in an advisory nature. We will continue our movement towards the European Union,” he added in Twitter.
Now, according to Poroshenko, now, it’s “for the government, parliament and Dutch politicians to decide”.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin supported Poroshenko saying that “nothing had changed” and the agreement would be implemented mentioning that the “European integration of Ukraine cannot be stopped.”
In other words, Ukraine’s authorities recommends the Dutch government to ingore the decision of the Dutch citizens. It looks like Ukrainian officials believe the democracy and “european values” aren’t needed if they don’t help “Ukrainian democrats” to pursue own goals.
We remember, the majority of Dutch people (61%) who went to the polls in the Netherlands on April 6 to express their opinion on the proposed association agreement between the EU and Kiev have rejected it.