Wednesday, June 11, 2014

French FM Fabius: No to Ukraine on EU Membership

On his return from the inauguration ceremony of Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told a French TV channel that EU membership was not in the cards for Ukraine. This was in striking contrast with Pereshenko's own promises in his inaugural address.

"When I talk with my European colleagues it becomes clear that most of them do not support the idea of Ukraine joining the EU. It is obvious," he said.

However, according to Mr. Fabius, Poroshenko's inauguration speech was "obviously pro-European." Perhaps even too pro-European "than the EU countries wanted," the minister remarked.

According to Mr. Fabius, none of his "Western colleagues want Ukraine to join NATO" either, "not even the Americans."

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Voice of Russia, June 8, 2014, via Johnson's Russialist

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