Peter, Porosencova: Mikhail palinchak / RIA Novosti
In Kiev the forum “From Cool to Brussels. We go our own way” during the nomination of the Ukrainian President Peter Poroshenko on elections of the head of state was shown two different dates of application for membership in the European Union (EU). On Tuesday, January 29, writes “Strenia”.
According to the newspaper, initially the plans of Poroshenko, the EU was shown in the opening clip of the forum. “2023 — start of the procedure regarding the EU accession and signing of the plan of action concerning membership in NATO. So we dictate the interests of our state”, — quotes the words from the video portal Ukrinform.
Later, the Ukrainian leader announced another date. “The agreement [on Association between Ukraine and the European Union] acts, and the EU’s share in our exports exceeded 42 percent, but it is a robust 42 percent. In 2024 we will submit an application for membership in the European Union”, — he said. Than can be caused by such transfer is not specified.
29 January it became known that Poroshenko announced his candidacy to the presidential elections in Ukraine. The head of state appealed to the voters for a mandate to “guarantee the irreversibility of the European and Euro-Atlantic integration, our independence”.
Regular elections of the President of Ukraine on 31 March 2019. Petro Poroshenko holds only the fourth place in the ranking of the possible candidates — it is ready to support 11.3 percent of citizens. The leader of the election race at the moment is Yulia Tymoshenko, from 20.2 per cent of respondents in second place Vladimir Zelensky from 12.5 percent.
In may last year, the head of the EU delegation in Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli said that Kiev still has no prospects of membership in the European Union. In addition, he added that the aim of the Association agreement between Ukraine and the EU was promoting political Association and economic integration, but it does not give Kiev the prospect of membership in the Association. In December 2015, Poroshenko said that the entry into the EU and NATO the main goal of Kiev. According to him, the majority of the population supported the Euro-Atlantic integration.
Video, photo All from Russia.