Updated on 06/24/2022 to 11:43 pm
- The Russian Foreign Ministry views the decision to allow Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova to join the EU as anti-Moscow policy.
- The European Union (EU) is therefore moving forward with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
- According to the Kremlin, the EU’s “aggressive approach” has the potential to create new divisions and deeper crises in Europe.
The Kremlin has granted candidate status to the European Union Ukraine And as a geopolitical maneuver against Moldova Moscow Sentenced. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday that the decision confirmed that the former Soviet republics’ “geopolitical allocation” was being “vigorously pursued” to “keep Russia in check.”
The EU It thus pursues the goal of establishing relations with the Eastern neighbors on the basis of pro-policy. Brussels uses “methods of political and economic intimidation” and forces candidate countries to impose “illegal sanctions” on Moscow. The EU’s “aggressive approach” has the potential to create new divisions and deeper crises. Europe To create, Zakarova continued.
The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has previously expressed himself very cautiously and described the decision in Europe as “internal.” However, growth should not cause problems Russia Lead, said.
Lavrov: The European Union and NATO want to wage war against Russia
For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the union of Ukraine and Moldova in the EU was “no danger” to Russia because the EU was not a military alliance. He reminded that he has no objection to President Vladimir Putin.
However, Lavrov and the European Union and The NATO, Wanted to wage a war against Russia and made a historical comparison: during his visit to Azerbaijan, Lavrov said that Hitler wanted to “fight a large part of Europe behind him” against the Soviet Union. Today, “the EU and NATO are forming such a contemporary alliance to wage war on Russia,” he added.
At a summit in Brussels on Thursday, EU leaders and heads of state presented the status of EU candidates for the former Soviet republics of Ukraine and Moldova. However, this result is only the first step in a lengthy admission process.
Zelenskyi: Ukraine is not afraid of EU membership
Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky has expressed confidence that his country, which has been attacked by Russia, will meet the conditions for EU membership. Ukraine is now focusing on the needs of the European Union, the head of state said in his evening video speech. “But does that scare us? No. Because we’ve successfully completed hundreds before.” The rule of law, the fight against corruption, the guarantee of fundamental rights and the functioning market economy are the criteria for integration.
Zelensky called on his comrades to be happy about the decision of the EU summit to grant Ukraine the status of a candidate country. He likened the path for a member to climbing Mount Everest. In the last 1,848 meters, anyone who talks about how difficult the next path will be, estimates the success of conquering the mountain already at 7,000 meters.
Ukraine has candidate status, Zelenskyy said. “It just did not fall from the sky. Ukraine did a lot for that.” (afp / dpa / fra)
This is a historic decision – the European Union and Ukraine: the war-torn country is now officially a member of the European Union. But it may be a long way off.
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