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Calls for EU membership path growing louder in Kyiv

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Oct. 10, 2011, 3:59 p.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Yuriy Onyshkiv

Ukrainian leaders are intensifying calls for the European Union to offer a membership perspective, hinting that a failure to do so would threaten the signing of a key deal on deeper political and economic ties.
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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 4:10 p.m.    

"Ukrainian leaders are intensifying calls for the European Union to offer a membership perspective"

Yeah, and I'm intensifying my calls to be as rich as Bill Gates and as goodlooking as a screen idol. Pigs are intensifying their calls to grow wings and fly to the moon.

I love this idea of Ukraine "demanding" to be let into the EU. What a bunch of hilarious sovok peasants run this country. The EU is itself in deep trouble and wouldn't now even let in a SUCCESSFUL country, much less a Third World failure gangster regime like Ukraine.

Why would the EU need Ukraine? Increasingly it will get the Russian energy without Ukrainian interference. EU citizens can get cheap cigarettes and Odessa sex-tourism without letting Ukraine into the EU.

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 5:26 p.m.    

Why would the EU offer anything to this sovok criminal state?

When Ukraine begins behaving in a normal civilized european way...

then maybe an offer can be considered.

But as of now Ukraine's 'leadership' doesn't qualify to be part of europe. They are criminals and thugs.

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 8:58 p.m.    

Yanokovich also didn't force the Ukrainian people to have a real estate bubble where Kiev real estate was worth more than Paris real estate.

He didn't force them to all go out and by huge black SUVs on credit from Austrian banks, even though the average salary in Ukraine is something under 300 USD per month.

They did that themselves.

Ukrainians are like the Greeks, if the Greeks had even worse finances, worse corruption, and no tourist money coming in. (And don't even get started on the weather, natural beauty, and cuisine differences with Greece)

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 6:10 p.m.    

No to the EU. The EU is being run by the satan worshipping new world order people who have flooded the west,western europe, USA,canada,australia, new zealand, with nonwhite imigrants, which has destroyed the west from within trojen horse style. ukraine and russia must stay slavic countries and stay slavic people. This is the only way to defeat the evil new world order.

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 8:48 p.m.    

Oh shut up.

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 9:31 p.m.    

at least their citizens can travel somewhere besides Egypt and Turkey.

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 6:48 p.m.    

Yanukonvicts regime is the main obstacle to EU membership.They have contstantly ignored EU demands with regard to democracy and freedom, not to mention the appauling conditions of the judiciary system.Until Yanukonvict pursues a genuine path towards democracy,the UE will be nothing but a distant dream for him and his mafia.Why would the EU want a bunch of criminals anyway.

I find their threats not to sign the association agreemet laughable.The EU is doing them a favour and wouldn't care less if they signed any agreements or not. Someone should remind these theives that &quot;beggers can't be choosers!&quot;

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 7:29 p.m.    

writer ukraine is russia....fuck off and go to the devil,respect ukraine

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 8:55 p.m.    

Why should anyone respect Ukraine? Any good reasons?

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 7:37 p.m.    

Respect can not be demanded it can only be earned. If Ukraine was allowed to become a true democracy and if it was able to demonstrate that it is capable of administrating rile of law then it would have respect.

Sadly Yushchenko's term of office undermined confidence in Ukraine's democratic development, setting it back decades if not generations.

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Mykhayl Oct. 11, 2011, 1:24 a.m.    

Thank you for your courtesy to our students.

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 7:33 p.m.    

Ukraine should only be considered for EU membership is and when it adopts constitutional reform that brings Ukraine in line with other European States.

If Ukraine wants to be a member of the EU then it should follow in the footsteps of Estonia and Latvia and adopt a full parliamentary system of government. 25 out of 27 EU member states are parliamentary democracies. As long as Ukraine retains a presidential &quot;rule by decree&quot; system of governance it should not be considered considered for EU membership. To allow Ukraine under its current state would undermine stability of the EU.

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 7:52 p.m.    

If Yanukovich is REALLY serious about the Ukraine joining the EU then he should finally realize that the governments of Germany, France and the Netherlands don't really want the Ukraine as an associate member, let alone a full member. They are too afraid of Rasputin's Russia and will happily refuse to ratify the association and free trade treaty when Yulia, Lutsenko and the others are thrown into jail. He will have given them the excuse they need to kill any prospects the Ukraine has.

Furthermore, the Ukraine is nowhere near even beginning to comply with all the requirements of full membership. Even with the Ukrainian government proceeding at full speed to fully comply with all requirements, it will take at least ten years to reah that state of affairs. Plus, the country will have its hands more than full in meeting the requirements of the association and free trade treaty. But does Yanukovich have the brains to understand all this? It's all as simple as 1+1=2, but I wonder whether Yanukovich can even understand this simple arithmetic. His obsession with destroying all opposition at all costs prevents him from grasping this.

So, Viktor, it's no use demanding a full membership perspective while you are still persecuting Yulia, Lutsenko and the others. You won't even get the association and free trade treaty.

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Mykhayl Oct. 10, 2011, 8:27 p.m.    

Бог дав мені розум.

OK boys and girls, it's like this...

Big Daddy Berlin and Top Cat Paris cannot hold the family with Old Lady Athens not contributing and Roma's reputation following her. Our Colleen's eyes are not always shining across the Atlantic as they once were nor is the matador Madrid sleek enough to entice the tourists to open their wallets. If they let our farm boy Kyiv into the family circle not only are they assured of not starving but also they won't freeze in the snow. Yes there are some rough edges on the kid like how to treat its Iron Lady, but no one is perfect. Clean Kyiv up a little and he does make a striking figure especially chasing after balls on the football field. Europe needs action to stimulate the younger generation after the baby boomers aborted a whole generation's inheritance of emersion European Christendom who feeds the poor and sick. Social individuality may demand democracy but does not invoke communal brotherhood.

One can only make a silk purse out of a sow's ear when it is being stroked to sing like strings on a fiddle, if you tan it's hide it dries up like a poker chip.

Presentation is everything, Ukrainians are playable. Ukraine is multifaceted. Ukrainian for our secrets.

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 10:04 p.m.    

Por and Yanukovych seem not to care about entry into the EU. The big question is what do the majority of Ukrainians think. Looks like there is a yen for ties with Russia. Freedom and democracy are not on the minds of the many? Still intimidated by the bogeyman Putin?

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 10:39 p.m.    

I don't understand why the EU is trying so hard to get countries to join there sinking Ship.

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Anonymous Oct. 11, 2011, 12:21 p.m.    

More people to bail out the sinking ship, LOL. It would cause inflation in the west, thus propping up the deflating EU.

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Anonymous Oct. 10, 2011, 11:31 p.m.    

Some of these comments sound, as if EU is a poor congregation of shit unfree countries. Yes of course, go on despising, what you can not get. This is a very healthy position of a really sick country.

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Mykhayl Oct. 11, 2011, 1:16 a.m.    

Our children thank you for your courtesy to them.

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Anonymous Oct. 11, 2011, 12:07 a.m.    

The EU, is an inept model with no future, hopelessly parilysed by its own bureacracy cunningly disguised and paraded as democracy. Reference their inability to effectively deal with the financial crisis.

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Anonymous Oct. 11, 2011, 7:32 a.m.    

Even so called impoverished in EU live like kings compared to the average Russian.

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Anonymous Oct. 11, 2011, 2:40 a.m.    

EU doesn't admit Banana &quot;republics&quot; like Cuba, Belarus or Ukraine!

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Anonymous Oct. 11, 2011, 2:50 a.m.    

Bulgaria is a banana republic and its part of the EU.

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Anonymous Oct. 11, 2011, 3 a.m.    

And Bulgaria a much smaller population than Ukraine's

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Anonymous Oct. 11, 2011, 2:51 a.m.    

I didn't know Cuba was in Europe.

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Anonymous Oct. 11, 2011, 7:27 a.m.    

Yanukovych and Azarov are fools. The path to the EU is freedom and democracy - not a police state.

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Anonymous Oct. 11, 2011, 7:51 a.m.    

Without Yanukovych, the path to EU membership will become possible.

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Anonymous Oct. 11, 2011, 12:25 p.m.    

I just love the stench of corruption and inefficiency. That is what the mentality is all about. Keep the staus quo!!! Every time I walk on the streets, I say to myself &quot;Somebody was thinking!&quot; LOL. What a joke.

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