Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Climbingto: Nancy O. sisel / RIA Novosti
Ukraine cannot join the EU or NATO in the near future. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin in the air of one of TV channels, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
“Such as the Ukraine now — it is not in a year or two, or five in the EU will not come,” — he said.
According to Klimkin, the adoption of Ukraine in such organizations as the European Union or the Atlantic Alliance — the case of the medium-term prospects. However, he urged not to believe in the pessimistic forecasts that this will happen not earlier than in 30 years.
“Experience proves the contrary”, the Minister said, without going into details.
On 19 December the European Commission threatened to freeze visa-free regime with Ukraine because of numerous violations on its part. In particular, Europe is not satisfied with the number of illegal migrants with Ukrainian citizenship, no efforts of Kiev in the fight against corruption and organized crime. Also in Brussels, noted the growth of offenses related to smuggling, drug trafficking or cybercrime, which substituted the citizens of Ukraine.
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