Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev spoke about Moscow’s position on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union.
“Our position is known to Ukrainians: if there is such a desire, join (the EU. — RT), it would be an honor to be offered,” he wrote in Telegram.
Medvedev noted that the experience of Montenegro and North Macedonia shows that accession to the EU “occurs only through NATO”, since these organizations, according to the politician, are interdependent.
He also cited words attributed to former Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin.
“During the period when he was ambassador to Ukraine, he was allegedly asked: “When will Ukraine join the EU?” He answered very quickly: “Right after Turkey.” – And when is Turkey? – he clarified. “Turkey? Never,” Medvedev summed up.
On March 7, the head of the European Council, Charles Michel, acknowledged that the issue of membership of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia in the EU does not have unequivocal support among members of the community.
Later, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that discussions about Ukraine’s accession to the European Union can only be conducted after the conflict is resolved.
Source: RT на русском by russian.rt.com.
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