Ukraine to Multiple Europe's Problems by Joining EU
Today the whole world witnesses the Dutch government and society send a clear signal to Kiev that Ukraine's accession to the EU is impossible.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Ukraine will "never" join the EU. According to Amsterdam, Kiev today needs to establish good relations with the EU and Russia. This position of the Netherlands is related to the April 6 referendum: today it is clear that the Dutch society does not support the idea of Ukraine's accession to the EU.
At the same time it is worth noting that Ukraine's government considers the EU and NATO accession as its main goal. The issue of the Ukraine – EU association agreement ratification will be submitted to the referendum. However, the Ukraine's accession issue is not binding.
Furthermore, the citizens of the Netherlands should remember that Kiev's foreign policy is built on claiming Russia as the aggressor. This idea helps Ukraine's government to cover the flourishing iniquity and corruption in the country. Kiev promises to bring the country to European standards. The Ukrainian mass media quote the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' statement that results of the referendum in the Netherlands can't stop Ukraine's integration into the EU. Kiev takes out European loans with no intention to ever return them. This is how the Ukrainian leadership acts in the framework of the "European integration". It is obvious that new insolvent state within the EU will cause new economic difficulties.
Fighting for European values Kiev increases the gap between the government and the Ukrainian society. For example, the majority of citizens reject the idea of LGBT support, but the country's leaders persistently promote it. It's obvious that this is one of the issues that cause rising tensions in Ukraine.
Moreover, Ukraine has an official conflict zone – two unrecognized republics of Donbass, which declared independence from Kiev. The country's leadership has started military actions against its own citizens, bashfully calling them "anti-terrorist operation", and at the same time declaring that Ukraine is at war with Russia.
Witnessing all the Ukraine's problems, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that Ukraine "should never join the EU." It is worth noting that, unlike the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who promised Kiev to join the EU "in twenty years," Rutte used the "never". It is obvious that the Prime Minister expressed the attitude of the majority of his country's citizens.
Also no one should forget that Ukraine and EU's rapprochement could affect the EU – Moscow relations. Neither Europe, nor Moscow wishes it happened, no one but Ukraine. Anti-Russian sanctions have already undermined relations between Moscow and European countries, which resulted in economic losses on both sides. Today, Europe has a choice – either Russia or Ukraine. Apparently, the choice will be made not in favor of the latter.
Obviously, the citizens of the Netherlands are not interested in Ukraine's joining EU due to the fact that this would entail negative consequences for the whole Europe.