29 May, 2013 19:55 ▪
Hanne Severinsen: The Ukrainian government plays a dangerous play opening up for observer status
I have seen Ruslan Demchenko, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, cited for saying ”There is no question of observer status, now we're only creating the conditions that will form this status from a legal point of view.” But - like it is said about pregnancy: You cannot be only half pregnant!
Perhaps the Ukrainian government thinks that they can choose between different doors, but they will risk the European door, that is so much wanted by most of the Ukrainian people.
The government is playing with Ukraine’s future that will set the signing of the Association Agreement with EU at stake.
- Experts: the future of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU dependents on the stance of the Ukrainian oligarchs
- Olga Shumylo-Tapiola: Putin needs a new PR agency for his relations with the neighbors
- European Socialists warn of Russia pressuring Ukraine over agreement with EU
- Russia targets Ukrainian chocolate in car trade spat
- Belarus entrepreneurs demand the country to leave the Customs Union and prepare for a strike
- Customs Union gives consent to grant Ukraine observer status
- Yanukovych’s charter diplomacy with the EU and the Customs Union
- The Economist: Yanukovych’s choice seems to be to align neither with EU nor with Russia