Media: Statement of the summit Ukraine-EU under threat

СМИ: Заявление саммита Украина-ЕС под угрозой

Netherlands against the possible fixing in a joint statement, the provisions on the recognition of the European aspirations of Ukraine.

The adoption of a joint Declaration at the summit Ukraine-EU, scheduled in Kiev on 12-13 July, was under threat. It is reported by Interfax-Ukraine, citing a source in diplomatic circles.

“The cause of this was the blocking by the Netherlands possible fixing in a joint statement, the provisions on recognition by the EU the European aspirations of Ukraine”, – the interlocutor told.

According to him, such a position is associated with the formation of a new coalition government and the intention of the Prime Minister Mark Rutte again to use the “Ukrainian card” to solve internal political problems.

The source added that such behavior on the Dutch side “causes frustration and misunderstanding in European capitals and in Ukraine.”

As reported Корреспондент.netthe Netherlands became the latest EU country to ratify the Association agreement EU-Ukraine. The corresponding document was published on 14 June.

It is expected that the Agreement on Association of Kiev with the European Union finally should enter into force on 1 September this year.