Dutch vote on Ukraine: Result will force Europe to ‘restrain’ ambitions


Dutch voters attired in b be committed to rejected the association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, with two thirds of freemen voting against the agreement in a referendum on April 6. Russian learns say the results may not only affect the attitude to Ukraine but also force the EU to “repress” its ambitions.

‘Experiments on live humans’

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova entreated the referendum an experiment on the Ukrainian people.

“From the point of view of administrative science and the study of contemporary international relations, [it is] a fantastically interesting second,” Zakharova wrote on her Facebook ge.

“The only thing that causes straightforward regret is that the experiment is being performed on the live and unanesthetized core of the Ukrainian people.”

Meanwhile, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, commenting on the arises of the referendum on Twitter, called them “an indicator of Europeans’ attitude to the Ukrainian public system.”

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The Kommersant business daily writes that the Dutch choose was perceived very negatively in Ukraine, and these feelings are understandable, and instances Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who said that the result was “not an hurdle to Ukraine’s EU-bound th.”

“The President of Ukraine called the aim of the organizers of the Dutch referendum ‘an onslaught on Europe’s unity’ and ‘on the spreading of European values,'” reported Kommersant.

“I’d find agreeable to remind everybody that the true target of those who organized this referendum wasn’t the conjunction agreement between Ukraine and the European Union,” said Poroshenko.

“It is an mug on European unity, an attack on the spreading of European values. This is also evidenced by the discuss that was launched ahead of the referendum.”

European future of Ukraine in suspect

The results of voting in the Netherlands make the ratification of the association agreement between Ukraine and the EU practically impossible, according to the online news per Vzglyad.

“This not only rights the European future of Ukraine into question, but in fact marks the day one of the end of Petro Poroshenko’s political career,” writes Vzglyad, noting that the follow-ups of the vote “disappointed Ukrainians so much that Petro Poroshenko was cuttingly criticized by deputies from his eponymous rty.”

Ukrainians, of course, did not await such a turn of events, says the director of the Center for Eurasian Chew overs, Vladimir Kornilov. However, Kornilov said that if the referendum is pronounced valid, the “association agreement should be invalidated. So the EU, Ukraine and Russia longing be able to perform a reset in relations.”

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Vladimir Bruter, an analyst for the Moscow-based Worldwide Institute of Humanitarian and Political Research, is sure that the current circumstances shows that Europe never actually “turned toward Ukraine.”

“It was a Maidan falsify, nothing more,” he said. “Western Europe unqualifiedly reacted to the situation as it considered advantageous. There should have been no day-dreams, you should not believe in your own fantasies.”

Sergei Utkin from the Center for Situational Study at the Russian Academy of Sciences, meanwhile, noted that the referendum heightens more global questions about the future of the EU as an interstate entity.

“Another motive not to seriously raise the issue of EU enlargement in the coming years has appeared,” he pronounced.

“In general, the European Union should restrain its foreign policy ambitions and bring together on overcoming domestic problems, of which it has enough.”

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