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Teixeira says he never had personal meeting with Yanukovych during his tenure in Ukraine

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Aug. 31, 2012, 7:25 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine

EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira has said that during his diplomatic work in the country he has never had a personal meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.
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EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira has said that during his diplomatic work in the country he has never had a personal meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.    

I have never met with Yanukovych. I was present at meetings with him during his visits to Brussels and during the visit of President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso to Kyiv. As a rule, the president holds meetings with EU leaders tete-a-tete, so I never had a personal meeting with Yanukovych," the diplomat said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.  

"According to him, the situation in other countries involved in the process of European integration is different.  

"I was in one of these countries, and I even was given the mobile phone number of the prime minister and the president of that country, I talked to them almost every day," the diplomat said.  

The ambassador expressed doubt that any of the foreign diplomats accredited in Ukraine "has easy access to the president of Ukraine, or at least occasionally has an opportunity to meet with him."  

"I don't want to say that such access to the president is necessary for the process of European integration and that it's essential. After all, we can communicate with other government officials. It's important though that the country's leadership should be committed to the process of European integration, should understand and know what it means, listen to the advice of the EU, as well as to the opinions of their advisers who know this area," Teixeira concluded.   

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kpxoxol Aug. 31, 2012, 10:38 p.m.    

"The ambassador expressed doubt that any of the foreign diplomats accredited in Ukraine "has easy access to the president of Ukraine, or at least occasionally has an opportunity to meet with him."

The IRRELEVANT EU "ambassador" Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira will join the HUGE & RISING number of unemployed Spaniards as the BROKE & SINKING EU disintegrates, HA HA HA, gasp, HO HO HO :D

Good riddance, heh, heh, heh :D

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cedrik Sept. 1, 2012, 8:45 a.m.    

You had no meetings with Mr Yanukovich, sir, because you are what is known as irrelevant. You made it patently obvious during the election campaign of 2010 who your preferred candidate was and reinforced that preference as often as you could in the last 2.5 years. Enjoy your new plum posting off the coast of Africa on the Cape Verde Islands.

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bkrevel Sept. 1, 2012, 6:02 p.m.    

To the two above posts........
What do you have against democracy, rule of law, and a society where 'the people' have control of their destiny........not under control of crooked mafia oligarchs; who care only about themselves,,,,,,,and to hell with the people.
Why do you support the crooks,,,,,maybe you are one of them???
Your allegience is definitely NOT with the people!

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carl Sept. 1, 2012, 8:53 p.m.    

Teixeira is speaking like a bitter man yet truth be told it is his own fault for being demoted to a island backwater.

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Roman Dawydiak Sept. 1, 2012, 10:24 p.m.    

Those who believe in rumour mongering from Tannu Tuva demonstrate the same level of intelligence.

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