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Rutte: Ukraine will never join the European Union

The Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte believes that Ukraine should never join the European Union (EU).
He said it in an interview with NU.nl about the Ukraine referendum next week.
According to the Prime Minister Netherlands against accession, “because we believe that Ukraine should have both a good relationship with Europe and with Russia. That can not if they are in the European Union.”
Rutte: “It is also about the history of Ukraine. If you look at history, Russia will also originated in Kiev and other parts of the Ukraine.”
Rutte says also Russia’s attitude towards Ukraine is partly understandable. “You can not deny that Russia rightly asks Ukraine to have good relationship also to Russia. Russia only goes too far when it says Ukraine may only maintain a good relationship with Russia.”
According to the prime minister, Russia will consider support of its own position as the Netherlands rejects the treaty. “The desire of Russia we should not reward.”
Rutte wants in the interview does not address the possibility of another referendum and its consequences for the Netherlands’ position in the EU.
Rutte in the interview does not want to go to the possibility of another referendum and its consequences for the Netherlands’ position in the EU.

http://www.nu.nl/politiek/4238965/rutte-wil-oekraine-nooit-in-europese-unie.html

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