At the time of the press conference, the parties failed to agree on a joint statement, which caused a shock reaction from the representatives of the Ukrainian political circles and the media.
The XIX summit Ukraine — EU showed that the European integration of our country — it’s just everelusive official Kiev. The summit on 13 July (in connection with the publication in the official journal of the European Union the text of the decision on the final ratification by the Council of the EU Association Agreement with Ukraine) was conceived as a promotion and became a “moment of truth” for evrointegriruyuscheysya Ukraine. European leaders once again gave to understand that particular desire even on a symbolic level to recognize the validity of the claims of the Ukrainian leadership on the full European integration of our country from the EU no.
On the eve of the summit, the media reported that the signing of the final statement in jeopardy. Under the influence of the Netherlands (their position was close to Germany and France) European partners opposed the inclusion in the text of the position statements on the recognition of the European aspirations of Ukraine.
When during a press conference July 13, the news Agency Bloomberg asked a direct question about the situation with a joint statement, European Council President Donald Tusk was forced to leave from the direct answer, citing the fact that the wording, fixing Ukraine’s European aspirations, already contained in the text of the Association Agreement with the EU. In this Tusk has given to understand that it is his personal opinion (his and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker), and the consolidated position of the European Union.
At the time of the press conference, the parties failed to agree on a joint statement, which caused a shock reaction from the representatives of the Ukrainian political circles and the media. And few paid attention to another circumstance: the provision in the preamble of the Association Agreement with the EU, referred to by Donald Tusk and which, apparently, demanded the Ukrainian side in the text of the final statement of the summit, only very loosely can be described as the recognition of certain of the European prospects of official Kiev.
In the preamble of the Agreement States: “the European Union acknowledges the European aspirations of Ukraine and welcomes its European choice, including its commitment to build a strong and sustainable democracy and a market economy.” In this formulation it is possible to find everything except the main thing — the consent, or at least the semblance of consent to the integration of Ukraine into the EU. Moreover, according to the preamble, “this Agreement does not define in advance and leaves open the future development of the relations Ukraine — EU”.
Such an outcome consisting of the summit only proves that the current government of Ukraine, unable to cope with the task of ensuring the independent development of the country, uses ideological auromira and promises of a brighter European future, to disguise their own failures and inability to public administration.