Juncker: Ukraine has nothing to do with EU or NATO
60 wars are taking place, but none in Europe, as Ukraine is not a European country -- Juncker
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker rejects any link between Ukraine on the one hand and the EU and NATO on the other, adding that “everyone has to understand this”.
Currently, Ukraine has nothing to do with either the European Union or NATO, said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a speech to the EU ambassadors.
“I see that my friend [Ukrainian President] Petro Poroshenko said a few days ago that Ukraine is the EU, Ukraine is NATO. For the moment, it’s neither of them. Everyone must know that,” said the President of the European Commission.
He further noted that “60 wars are taking place now, none of them is taking place on the European territory, if we do not count Ukraine.
“But Ukraine is not a European country in the sense of a member country of the European Union,” he concluded.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on August 26 that the country will continue to follow the European and Euro-Atlantic routes to become a member of the EU and NATO. According to him, “some politicians inside and outside of Ukraine” do not believe in the prospect of Ukrainian membership of the EU and NATO, but he is sure that Kiev will respond early or later, the criteria for joining these institutions.
According to Evgeny Muraev, Supreme Rada deputy, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker disdained to make Petro Poroshenko aware in person of his position on the link between Ukraine on the one hand and the EU and NATO on the other.
The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker instead chose to announce in public that “Ukraine has nothing to do with the European Union or with NATO” instead of saying it personally to Petro Poroshenko, because he was disappointed by the Ukrainian leader, said on Facebook Evgeny Muraev, deputy of the Supreme Rada (Ukrainian unicameral parliament).
“In his inner circle”, the president of the European Commission allowed himself to use an openly sarcastic tone towards” his friend Poroshenko. ” An unnecessary breach of diplomatic protocol,” he wrote.