Juncker proposes «to return Ukraine to the historical entwinement with Russia»
Less than a month before the referendum in which residents of the Netherlands asked their attitude to the Association agreement of Ukraine with the European Union, it becomes clear: the number who said «no» rapprochement with Kiev will be higher than the number who supported the idea. This is said by sociologists. And even the Ukrainian Ambassador to the Netherlands, which position is supposed to be the optimist, admits the chances of Kiev Association with the EU is negligible.
After the next meeting of foreign Ministers «channel four» in Paris and Kiev which virtually ignored the recommendations of the heads of diplomatic missions of France and Germany on holding elections in Donbas in the European press became more balanced way to evaluate a potential partner of the EU on Association. And to wonder is not hastened if a unified Europe, tempted sounding from Kiev promises.
Unexpected for many, but, probably, suffered in the course of communication with the Ukrainian gosdeyateley passage of the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker that «the next 20-25 years, Ukraine would not be a member of the European Union and NATO», has convinced the Western media that criticism of Kiev is no longer a taboo topic. «In fact, Juncker said the truth, which prefer to remain silent or do to deny, and it consists in the fact that Ukraine is still very long will not reach the state that will allow it to join the Western family,» writes the German Die Zeit. The author explains: in its present form, Ukraine «is nothing more than collapsing or, to be more precise, a failed state — exhausted, kleptocratic, which in their view are exploited by corrupt bureaucrats and wealthy oligarchs.» It makes no sense to bring all unflattering epithets with which the author describes the Kiev regime. But the purpose of the publication looks obvious — this unsympathetic Ukrainian government forced Europeans to join the Association and only the referendum in the Netherlands able to stop this geopolitical project.
That Ukraine in its present form for many years will become a heavy burden for Europe, with numbers demonstrates The Guardian. «In January the President of Ukraine Poroshenko congratulated the country on its first winter without Russian gas purchases — says the publication. — Kiev is the Russian gas purchased European gas, which proudly said Poroshenko, was 30 percent more expensive». Defense and aerospace industry of Ukraine lost 80 percent of income. Refusing to cooperate with Moscow in the banking sector, Ukraine was left without investment and remittances from Ukrainians working in Russia. And the following generations of inhabitants of Nezalezhna will have to pay Western creditors to half of GDP growth, if he ever will reach 4 percent a year.
Another very illustrative figure describing the real state of the Ukrainian economy. According to The Guardian, the certification of the Union has allowed only 72 Ukrainian companies to export their products to Europe. But 39 of these 72 licenses issued in… honey.
One can hardly accuse the British newspaper that he intentionally black Kiev in the interests of Russia. Just in Europe it is time, when was the euphoria of the Maidan events and come to understand what the yoke of the Brussels took on the neck. In the background eat up billions of refugee crisis, infinitely capricious to subsidize the Kiev regime, which requires ever more funds for their content, European officials do not want. And because preparing public opinion to ensure that this Ukrainian the clamp reset using the Dutch referendum. Only in this case, the situation should be back, prodding Kiev to resume economic ties with Moscow. The Guardian acknowledges: «there is a high risk that Ukraine will become a failed state and millions of Ukrainians will become refugees at a time when Europe is growing and so migration crisis».
Whether Western politicians and creditors to force the Kiev regime to do so that «economic rationalism prevailed over economic nationalism» is threatening the denial of further financial aid? The answer to this question is not obvious. The current fuss around the Prime Minister’s seat in Kyiv demonstrates the hypocrisy of the politicians, on whose top fears during the reforms of losing income. And therefore exploit anti-Russian sentiments in the hope of a new IMF loans, using the European or, at worst, handouts from Washington.
More recently, Western media reported that Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk in early March, will replace Finance Minister in the government is Natalie Jaresko. However, she set a number of conditions associated with the future independence of the Cabinet and appointments to the professionals, not affiliated with the Ukrainian oligarchs. After that, the appointment Yaresko came to an abrupt end. Even the International monetary Fund to suspend the disbursement of the next tranche of Ukraine did not affect the agreement of personnel policy. Now, according to media reports, as the new Prime Minister is considered the speaker of the Parliament Volodymyr Groysman, who understands much better than «mishandled Cossack» Jaresko (she came from USA) the Ukrainian oligarchic games.
It seems that this ostentatious show, which stretches in Ukraine is not the first month, pretty fed up of his sponsors. And those searching for ways no offense to dispose of Kiev with arms, but thus not to lose in Ukraine political influence. In this situation, the Dutch referendum may be, can be very useful and become the pretext for the EU to opt out of further large-scale expenditure on the maintenance of Ukraine.
In Brussels would like to believe that after the cancellation of the Association agreement Russia will open its market for Ukrainian goods and recover interrupted with Kiev economic ties. But let’s forget about whether we picked up from the Consulate General in Lviv, the Russian flag that was ripped by local picketers, about the attacks with the use of «Molotov cocktails» at the Russian Embassy in Kiev, foreign Minister and Prime Minister of Ukraine called «peace actions», or about the deaths of people in the burnt trade unions building in Odessa — the perpetrators of this crime Kiev authorities did not find, or rather not even looking for.
When former U.S. Secretary of state Henry Kissinger remarked: «If Ukraine wants to survive and thrive, it must not turn into an Outpost of one side against another and should be a bridge between them.» Today European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offers «to return Ukraine to the historical entwinement with Russia.» «We’ll have to return,» he says. Not too late…