Ukraine has denounced “second-class” treatment from certain European countries in relation to its application for membership of the European Union. The country is pushing to be admitted to the EU as a matter of urgency.
In a tweet, the head of Ukrainian diplomacy Dmytro Kouleba, denounced a “strategic ambiguity” exercised by certain “European capitals” following Ukraine’s application for membership.
“The strategic ambiguity about Ukraine’s European perspective practiced by some EU capitals over the past few years has failed and must end,” he tweeted.
The Minister also denounced “second-class treatment” which “hurts Ukrainians”, especially at this difficult time they are going through.
The two leaders of the European leading couple, Germany and France, have expressed reservations about this subject. At the beginning of May, French President Emmanuel Macron declared on the occasion of Europe Day that he was already a “heartfelt member of our union”.
But he recalled that the accession process was long and tedious. This course “would take several years, in fact several decades”, had conceded the Head of State, adding that it would be possible to create a “new European organization” in parallel.
On Wednesday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on this subject that he was against a “shortcut” granted to Ukraine to become a member so quickly, recalling that this would penalize other countries.
“The fact that there is no shortcut on the road to EU membership (of Ukraine) is an imperative of fairness towards the six Western Balkan countries” who have long wanted to join the European bloc, underlined Mr Scholz during a speech to the deputies of the Bundestag.
French President “Emmanuel Macron is right to point out that the accession process is not a matter of a few months or a few years,” he added.
Ukraine had first campaigned to be quickly admitted to the Atlantic Alliance (NATO) in order to ensure greater protection against any military operation launched by Russia.
But this request was refused, in particular because of the imperative imposed by an agreement between NATO and Russia.
kyiv then campaigned for heavy weapons to be obtained in all Western capitals, and its demands were met. But once again, the Ukrainian president has pushed the threshold of his demands further.
On Wednesday, the Ukrainian president said that Europe “cannot keep us at a distance”, and his foreign minister backed up that statement, saying it was important to reserve that place in the EU for Ukraine. .