Monday, June 27 2016 20:00 EEST
Does Brexit make way for Ukraine’s membership in EU? Poroshenko’s going to Brussels for mini-summit
Ukraine, EU, Europe, Poroshenko, visit, Brexit, referendum, results, politics, support, reforms, visa-free, sanctions

On June 27, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will leave for Brussels with a working visit to take part in political consultations between Ukraine and EU.

According to the presidential press-service, politicians will discuss the results of Britain’s referendum and its impact on relations between Ukraine and the EU during the consultations. Poroshenko and his European colleagues will raise issues of EU’s further support for Ukraine's reforms and the introduction of visa-free regime.

Poroshenko will ask his European counterparts to support prolongation of sanctions against the Kremlin during the talks in Brussels.

Earlier, Ukrainian journalist Kirill Sazonov wrote that the current hysteria around the EU’s collapse after Brexit was too far-fetched. He thinks that Brexit will let Kiev to join the EU faster. In his opinion, the West won’t hesitate to make this decision. Brussels is interested in the continuation of the EU’s existence and guarantees of security in Europe, which feels constant menace from Russia. The protection of the EU member states’ borders will be strengthened with Ukraine’s membership and Brexit can only accelerate the procedure of the country’s joining the EU.

As reported earlier by, Groysman on Britain’s referendum: it’s not the best day for united Europe.

latest news