Today the EU Summit will approve the final declaration on Ukraine

Today the EU Summit will approve the final declaration on Ukraine

In consists of six points: money will not be given, EU accession will never happen, still willing to sign the Association and Free Trade Zone Agreement. Video copies of the declaration will be provided for display on EuroMaidan.

According to ITAR-TASS news agency, the declaration will contain six major provisions.

First, the EU remains, in spite of everything, ready to sign the Association and Free Trade Zone Agreement with Ukraine.

Secondly, Kiev should fulfill all the EU requirements on democratization of life in the country.

Third, the EU is confident of the benefits of this agreement for Ukraine – it does not require compensations and itself carries long-term prosperity to the Ukrainian people.

Fourth, the EU leaders will express support for the «European aspirations» of the Ukrainians, not giving any promises about the possibility of Ukraine’s accession to the EU, even in the distant future.

Fifth, they will demand the release of «all the opposition supporters”.

Sixth, they will call on the government and the opposition to engage in political dialog mediated by Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, and Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the president country of the EU until the end of the year.

Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, is likely to read out the declaration on the camera, for subsequent showing to the supporters of EU accession gathered in Kiev.

Several European media earlier said that on Thursday Vitaly Klitschko, one of the opposition leaders, will arrive to Brussels, where he will meet with members of the European People’s Party, the leading EU political party that holds its Congress on the eve of the EU Summit. The visit has no relation to the EU Summit. However, there is no official confirmation of Klitschko’s trip to Brussels.

Final 2013 Summit of Heads of States and Governments of the 28 EU countries will be held on December 19-20 in Brussels. Summit members will discuss the problems of the Eastern Partnership, which will be dominated by the situation in Ukraine. The summit is scheduled to adopt a declaration on Ukraine.

Виктор Другоруб


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