The Eastern partnership summit, which ended on the last working day of the week in Riga, left Kyiv has a bitter taste, write German commentators press.
Attempts by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko And Minister of foreign Affairs Paul klimkina, through statements in the media to get from Brussels " confessions of a European perspective ", have not been successful. Rather, on the contrary. The first 30 points of the Declaration clearly identified that the "Eastern partnership" is part of the " European neighbourhood policy ", i.e. the preparation of a possible EU membership. About It told And German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who urged "not to arouse unrealistic expectations," according to the material to Deutsche Welle. Made in Berlin before flying to Riga the message Merkel is probably the most serious blow to the "European dream" of Ukraine in the six years of " Eastern partnership ", stresses the magazine.
on the sidelines of the summit in Riga Ukrainians admitted that he " crossed the line ", trying through the media to put pressure on Brussels And Berlin. This may be realized And Poroshenko himself. At the morning meeting he came last, And, it seemed, was not in the best of spirits. On the "family photo" Poroshenko And Merkel were on different sides of the band. At the final press conference the head of Ukraine referred to the meeting with Merkel, which was attended by the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande, But about your unfulfilled desire was silent. A great achievement, he called that the EU recognized for Ukraine And other participants of the program entitled "self-select" their own way. It was a hint of the Russian Federation, which in the final Declaration is not mentioned even once. Western observers believe that the EU position is connected both with internal problems, And with an eye to the Kremlin. In Riga the EU is clearly trying to defend everything that could cause another flare-up fall between the Russian Federation And Ukraine. Second defeat of Ukraine in Riga became a "Demarche" of Armenia And Belarus. Already after day 1 of the summit in the media leaked information about the fact that they refuse to approve the final Text of the Declaration, if it will be the words about the "annexation" of Crimea by Russia. Hours entreaties European leaders gave no results. It seems not to show the split in the " Eastern partnership ", the organizers of the summit have made concessions. The text of the Declaration was an example of diplomatic tricks. In the 3rd paragraph on behalf of all participants in the narrative is not about the "annexation" of Crimea, and actions against Ukraine ", which " is never acceptable in the 21st century ". In the upcoming paragraph countries have confirmed their places on adopted in March 2014 decision of the UN General Assembly, which condemned Russia's actions And did not recognize the Crimean referendum. Armenia And Belarus did not support the resolution. The EU - But only on his own behalf - confirmed in Riga its previous position " of the illegal annexation of Crimea And Sevastopol ". At the press conference of the Ukrainian President asked if Kiev continue to coexist in the EU with the countries that refused to recognize the annexation of Crimea. Poroshenko diplomatically answered, because This is not the problem of Ukraine, and of those States. But, as Riga balsam, which softens its bitterness with the sweet taste, for example, black currant, And Europeans at the Riga summit tried to soften the blow For Ukraine, stresses the magazine. In Riga was signed a Memorandum on granting Ukraine the next tranche of macro-economic assistance in the amount of 1, 8 billion euros. For Kiev, balancing on the verge of default, the decision can be very useful. The head of the European Parliament, German politician Martin Schulz, before the summit stated that to stabilize Ukraine economically is more important than talking about the prospect of EU membership. More compliant was received from the European Union in response to the request of Ukraine And Georgia to abolish the visa regime. In Riga to Kiev And Tbilisi promised by the end of the year to analyze the situation And did not rule out that in 2016 the inhabitants of these States can go in the short term (up to three months) travel to the EU without visas. Such a regime was introduced last year For Moldova, because this was an informal leader in the " Eastern partnership ". For Ukraine in the visa issue is the underwater rocks. One of them is the surveillance of the border. At this time, Kiev is not in control of hundreds of kilometers of border with Russia to the East. What is the basis of optimism Kiev to resolve this issue before the end of the year, in Riga remained unclear. In General, after Riga was left feeling that this Summit is the last in This form. And from European politicians, And from the commissioners of the six partner countries louder sounded the wishes of a greater " differentiation ". Their previously conditionally divided into two groups: countries Interested in becoming members of the EU (Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine), And others. Demarche Belarus And Armenia have demonstrated that among the participants of "Eastern partnership" is, if not split, crack. Distinguished And Azerbaijan, which at the last moment did not want to connect to a mutual Declaration. Thanks to this final press conference began with a delay of an hour. The head of the Council of the EU, pole Donald Tusk admitted that on the phone tried to persuade the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, who is in Riga has not arrived. In the final Declaration of the country applauded the efforts of the Minsk group mediation in the settlement of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Yesterday in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that the Summit "Eastern partnership" remains "theideological geopolitical project, the implementation of which have a negative influence of individual member countries of the EU with Their" historical anti-Russian complexes ".