Monday, June 27 2016 13:40 EEST
Groysman on Britain’s referendum: it’s not the best day for united Europe
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The prime minister said that all the Ukrainians are to remain loyal to the democratic values of Europe.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman commented on the results of the referendum on membership of the United Kingdom in the European Union (EU) and described the events as 'not the best day for united Europe.'

Unfortunately today is not the best day for united Europe; we know the results of the referendum, which took place in the UK. Sure, we accept these results with great respect to the citizens of the UK. But I believe that the EU will keep its unity with the unity of Europe’s nations. I’m deeply convinced that the European values, which unite the countries of Europe, are much higher than any of local interests. I’m convinced that the situation will be settled,' the head of Ukrainian government said.

At the same time, Groysman stressed said that all the Ukrainians are to remain loyal to the democratic values of Europe.

'Today, it should be reiterated that we have suffered for our European choice, we are paying a very high price for it, and our warriors are defending the eastern borders of the EU. Thus, I deeply believe that these values will unite us and Ukraine will continue to fight for united and strong Europe. And the Ukrainians will play one of the key roles here,' the Prime Minister said.

According to the referendum, the majority of the British voted for Brexit (more than 17 mln.) According to media reports, the voter turnout was 72.16%. 52% voted in favor of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and 48.1% would like to remain in the bloc. The first results of the referendum led to the weakening of the pound sterling. The world’s oil prices have fallen by more than 6% in light of the British referendum’s results.

The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron has decided to resign after the referendum on the withdrawal of Great Britain from the EU. He said that he’s to work in the office for another 3 months with the current government.

In addition, the leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage, who has initiated his own campaign on Brexit, expects that the referendum on the EU membership will be held in another four countries. Many European politicians were disappointed with the results. The Verkhovna Rada’s First Deputy Head Iryna Gerashchenko thinks that the results of the British referendum will have some negative perspectives for Ukraine.

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