Pushkov called Ukraine the factor of the split in the European Union


RIA Novosti

Senator Alexei Pushkov believes that the Ukrainian question “split factor” among members of the European Union. This view was expressed in Twitter.

“Ukraine has become a factor of the split in the EU: the Polish-Lithuanian Union wants to see it in the EU, the other strongly opposed. Therefore, instead of the Declaration is a joke”, — he wrote.

Previously, on 15 July the head of the Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that Kiev sees no need for a final statement of the summit Ukraine — EU, which was never agreed.

Refusal of the participants of the summit from the final statement, it became known on July 13. The Ukrainian side insisted that the joint statement voiced phrase from the preamble of the Association agreement that the EU “recognises Ukraine’s European aspirations and welcomes its European choice”. However, EU representatives were against the inclusion in the document of these words. As stated later in Kiev, the parties “have not reached consensus.”

A summit of Ukraine and the EU was held on 13 July. Such events are held annually since 2002. The previous forum took place in November 2016 in Brussels.