“Do not teach Ukraine to be Europe”. Tusk in Kiev

"Не учите Украину быть Европой". Туск в Киеве

To Ukraine there arrived the President of the European Council Donald Tusk. He took part in a special session of the Verkhovna Rada, dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the bloody events on the Maidan.

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, came to Ukraine in connection with the anniversary of the bloody events on the Maidan and the beginning of the aggression of Russia against Ukraine.

In addition to meetings with the Prime Minister and the President of Ukraine, Tusk also took part in a special session of the Verkhovna Rada. The performance of European policy in the Ukrainian Parliament, by the way, the Ukrainian language has already been called historic.

So this said Tusk?

Ukraine is Europe

Tusk reiterated that the European Union and Ukraine acknowledges the European aspirations of the Ukrainian people.

He also confirmed that the EU will never recognize the annexation of Crimea and will not abandon anti-Russian sanctions.

“Often repeat to my colleagues in Brussels: don’t teach them to be Europe, learn from them, what Europe is. Let me repeat the words that I once spoke to the leaders of the European Union: “Only those who are in solidarity with Ukraine, has the right to be called European. Who is ready to sell Ukraine – selling the future of Europe”” – said Tusk.

Compliments he is not spared: “Tell me what you think about Ukraine, and I know that you think about Europe! No fair Europe without independent Ukraine. Have a secure Europe without a secure Ukraine.”


Recalling the events of the Euromaidan Tusk quoted the verse Galina Kruk.

Us mi, Uropa, hlyboko turbofan scho some navti OBIT.
Clean castle Utube,
dwellers of totalna carstart not smelled toh gromadyan.
Some s of our Nikoli you don’t pobachiti on VLAN Ochi.
You Ter schos iz Zor, Uropa,
ti is not involved bachish have vibetech hnh eyes I vognepalny pokanay wounds.
Some more not smooth, Uropa not gnuite,
navti hands Tobi dati (Hiba scho protesi!),
navti darknuts culture two of minula VCV.
Watch svoï mezhi, Uropa,
dwellers you don’t torknulo Raptor, prislonica, just in pojezny,
Chi mi CECIMO school from udaru prikladu, ermisch cost I cicv.

Advice from Tusk

The President of the European Council stressed that “no one can teach owners how to build a house.” But some advice to the Ukrainians has given.

Do not cause each other harm in the elections. Internal conflicts – a gift for a third party, said Tusk.

Avoid radical nationalism.

Aspire to democracy.

Fight against corruption. Tusk reminded that honesty and transparency in government is necessary not because it is required by the European Union, but because they need the Ukrainians.

Believe in young people. According to Donald Tusk, it is young people who rely in the reform of the state.

The rest of the program

During a meeting with President Petro Poroshenko Tusk called the continuation of reforms better form of respect to the heroes of the revolution.

Tusk also honored memory of heroes of Heavenly one hundred, setting the lamps at the memorial stele with the names of the dead in the capital.

Also with Poroshenko Tusk familiarized with the project of the Museum of the revolution of dignity, the construction of which is planned at the place of death of activists.

Tomorrow Tusk to visit the lions.

Changes to the Constitution

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko at the extraordinary session of Parliament have signed the amendments to the Constitution that reinforce the desire of Ukraine to become a member of the European Union and NATO.

Poroshenko signed solemnly on either side of him stood the speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy and Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman and watched this present in the hall of the Tusk.

During his speech in Parliament the President said that the task of Ukraine is to no later than 2023 to apply for EU membership and to action plan on membership in NATO.

Poroshenko also said that during the five years of aggression of the Russian Federation has not achieved any of the goals and tactically Ukraine has already won.

According to Poroshenko, the “blitzkrieg” of the Kremlin drowned, the Russian Federation understands that the loss of Ukraine means the collapse of his plans to restore the Empire and to restore Russia’s superpower status.

“So the stakes in this war is extremely high. Putin’s dream – a divided Europe, which renounced its values. Putin’s dream – a weakened Europe, which he dictates the terms. The dream of Putin – dependent zone of satellite States, whose sovereignty is merely nominal,” – said Poroshenko .

However, he expressed the belief that eventually the Ukrainians will win Russia if will not be divided.

Why all this

The Ukrainian diplomat Volodymyr Khandogiy believes that the binding of visits to elections and various international events is rather artificial.

“Yes, in the practice of international relations is a distinct pause in connection with the election. But really this should not be an insurmountable obstacle. The agenda of relations between Ukraine and the European Union is wide, so there is no approach that at the time of the pre-election period it is necessary to stop any relationship and wait for the results,” – said the expert.

In his opinion, it is obvious that Ukraine’s relations with the EU are developing very quickly.

“We have, of course, the problems concerning the implementation of the Association Agreement-there are a lot of outstanding points. And this is a big field for work. But in General our relations, including political, are developing very actively. In particular, the EU has announced additional sanctions against Russia – the so-called Azov package,” said Khandogiy.