#Commentary of Vladislav Berdichevsky on Pavel Klimkin’s statement about timing of Ukraine’s accession to EU
The topic of Ukraine’s accession to the EU is one of the main engines of Ukrainian propaganda and the most important tool for manipulating public opinion. But if earlier Europe supported the myth of Ukraine’s need for the EU, today we hear completely different comments from Brussels.
Thus, in response to another statement of the head of the Ukrainian foreign policy department, Pavel Klimkin, about the proximity of the “bright European future”, a completely disappointing answer for Kiev was given.
“If you say, “We will immediately become members of the EU,” this is unrealistic. But people want to hear, believe that this will happen in three years. Then the government gets under pressure, and we do not want the government that works successfully to be under pressure,” the European Truth quotes the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and EU enlargement Johannes Hahn. In his response to Pavel Klimkin, he called statements about Ukraine’s imminent membership in the EU speculative. In this context, the praise of the work of the government of Ukraine looks like a mockery. In fact, in the translation from the diplomatic language, the words of the European Commissioner mean that Ukraine was roughly put in place. And this place is not among European countries.
In this whole situation, Ukraine resembles an abandoned mistress who does not understand and accept reality: she was used and abandoned, she is no longer needed.
The European Union has already got from Ukraine everything that it wanted, thanks to the terms of the association agreement and free trade zone. After all everybody, except for the Ukrainians, clearly understands that this agreement is beneficial to Europe, and not to Ukraine. For example, the EU received the Ukrainian market, having practically destroyed the Ukrainian production. And this is only a small part of the Euro-association’s consequences that are devastating for Ukraine, but profitable for the European Union. Against this background, the obsession and unreliability of the promises of representatives of the Ukrainian government, in this case of Pavel Klimkin, are especially shameful.
A paradoxical situation: the Ukrainian government hangs around the neck of Brussels, but the loop is tightening around the neck of the Ukrainian people.
Vladislav Berdichevsky, the DPR People’s Council deputy