Angelina Timofeeva. Expectations of Kiev from the European Union is far from reality, this explains the actual failure of the negotiations at the conference of the EU-Ukraine on 27 April, said on Tuesday in a live radio station WDR coordinator of the German government on the issues of cooperation with civil society of the Russian Federation, Central Asia and Eastern partnership, a member of the Department on international relations of the Bundestag Gernot Erler.
The seventeenth summit Ukraine-EU was held in the first day of the week in Kiev. Participation in the summit on the Ukrainian side took the head Petro Poroshenko, the EU head of the European Council Donald Tusk and the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. European leaders clearly gave to understand Kiev that Expectations of imminent EU membership and possible direction of European military peacekeeping mission in the Donbass in vain. The prospect of visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens also remains uncertain.
"There is a Problem with expectations, the Expectations of Ukraine are unrealistic in direction," said Erler.
"The problem at the conference was that Ukrainian President Poroshenko had a bag of thoughts, requirements and expectations, as well as among them the question of a more clear perspective of EU membership for Ukraine on the abolition of the visa regime, the provision of the EU peacekeeping force to be placed on the East of Ukraine. However, in his Luggage was a bit of data about the development of Ukraine, about the reform process. Therein lies the Problem, " said Erler.
According to Erler, the European Union is not ready to send peacekeepers to Eastern Ukraine." This is dangerous because It increases the likelihood of bringing to the direct involvement of the EU in the conflict, "said Erler, adding that on this issue in Kiev were "difficult discussions" with the participation of Poroshenko.
Juncker and Tusk tried to convey to the Ukrainian leader perspective for Kiev in the framework of the agreement on Union with the EU, which is in the course of modernization and reforms in the country, with financial support from the EU, said Erler." This is a great opportunity and a chance for Ukraine to perceive the meaning of this Treaty, " he said.
According to the coordinator of the German government, the postponement of the entry into force of the Treaty on the free trade area was not discussed in Kiev, it is obliged, as it was scheduled to come into force on 1 January 2016.