Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Kiev 5 years should apply for membership in the European Union, because otherwise it will be postponed for a long time.
about it Klimkin said on the first day of the weekend, during a meeting with his Twitter followers in the premises of the foreign Ministry, reports " Ukrainian truth ".
"in 5 years we must be prepared to write a statement. How she would be treated after the fact – that is another matter - to us And to the EU. But if we (in 2020) will not be able to write an application on membership in EU, we will not be able to do this for 25 years. Yes, the task is ambitious. But we must set great tasks, And without this in any way", he said. The Minister acknowledged that upon approval of the request will be slow." How long will the examination – eight years, fifteen years or some other time-I can't say that", he said. Pavlo Klimkin also convinced that at the same time, the rapprochement of the EU And Ukraine will be the reform of the European Union itself." The EU will not be so as at the present time in 20 years. The EU has a large-scale reform to the European community could continue to live this way (by these standards), as at the present time. For example, are obliged to change agricultural policy And regional development policies. And the rapprochement with Ukraine will help to push the EU to these changes, " he said. July 3, the Ukrainian head Petro Poroshenko before the talks with head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said that he looked forward to prepared for the entry of Ukraine into the European Union in 5-6 years. Schulz called these plans " too ambitious ".