Medvedchuk said the ratification of the Association

Медведчук прокомментировал завершение ратификации Ассоциации

Relations between Ukraine and the EU is neither equal nor a partner, the leader of the Ukrainian choice.

Ratification of the Association Agreement is not an achievement of Kiev, but rather a victory for European diplomacy: relations between Ukraine and the EU is neither equal nor partner. So the leader of the public movement “the Ukrainian choice – the Right of the people” Viktor Medvedchuk.

“Associate membership a guarantee of future the country gained full membership of the European Union is not. Similar EU agreements have long been signed with Tunisia (1995), Morocco (1996), Jordan (1997), Egypt (2001), Algeria (2002), Lebanon (2002) and Chile (2002). However, none of these countries have associate membership gave a powerful boost to economic development and no one did a real candidate for EU membership,” reminded Medvedchuk.

He also noted that a free trade Area with the EU and Ukraine did not bring tangible economic benefits.

“The European Union sees Ukraine only as a supplier of cheap raw materials. Data from the Ministry only confirm this: among the items that in the EU increased in most iron ores and concentrates, ferro alloys, maize and soybeans. As well as the fact that Brussels increases pressure on Kiev in the question of the abolition of restrictions on the export of wood and scrap”, – said Medvedchuk.

We will remind, after completing international legal procedures Association EU-Ukraine will finally enter into force from 1 September 2017.