Subscription and demo access


 
About Interfax
Press Releases
Products & Services
Contact us
Customer Login
 


Headlines
 

11/23 13:48   Peskov refuses to comment on Syrian opposition's remarks about al-Assad's future role
 
11/23 13:45   Turkey's reservations regarding participants in congress of Syria peoples don't mean work on it stopped - Peskov
 
11/23 13:39   Russia processing several Kabul's requests for military supplies - Russian presidential rep
 
11/23 13:38   Kazakhstan plans to increase rail-container traffic to China 75% in 2018
 
11/23 13:38   Putin describes Russian-German Petersburger Dialog forum as key for public diplomacy
 
11/23 13:35   There is strong consensus Syrian peoples' congress to be convened in near future - Peskov
 
11/23 13:33   Energy Min confirms IDGC of Center capex for 2017-2022 at 91.3 bln rubles
 
11/23 13:32   Prosecutors probing Sobchak's Crimea remarks at request of PolitRussia editor-in-chief - Sobchak's spokeswoman
 
11/23 13:29   Russia has taken necessary steps, to continue them to defend Kerimov's interests - Peskov
 
11/23 13:20   PESKOV: THERE IS STRONG CONSENSUS THAT CONGRESS OF SYRIA PEOPLES TO BE CONVENED IN NEAR FUTURE, SHOULD BE AS INCLUSIVE AS POSSIBLE
 


 

Interfax.com  |  Interfax news  |  Authors of concept of Ukraine's association with...


News headlines


April 09, 2014 21:52

Authors of concept of Ukraine's association with EU underestimated Ukrainian problems - Chizhov

BRUSSELS. April 9 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian crisis is caused by two factors - internal and foreign, Russian ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov believes.

"Unfortunately, during the relatively short history of Ukrainian independence - 23 years - the Ukrainian people did not have leaders that it deserved. Actually all four presidents that were in power one after the other had their mistakes and shortcomings," he said during hearings in the European parliament on Wednesday.

As for the foreign factor, in this particular case it was the result of mistaken policy by the European Union, Chizhov said.

Those who thought up the concept of Eastern Partnership and the concept of the association agreements that were drafted for some but not all countries of the program in the first place underestimated the depth of the problems facing Ukraine, Chizhov said.

Secondly, they did not take into account the existence of quite serious differences between different regions of the country, between various political forces. Therefore the attempt to involve Ukraine in the process of association with the European Union ignoring these differences, without any concrete promises of EU membership led to a split in Ukrainian society the effects of which we witness today, the Russian diplomat said.

"We have heard from our partners in the European Union many times an essentially correct thesis about the need to guarantee the right of choice to the Ukrainian people. One cannot help agreeing with that, of course. However, in the eyes of our colleagues from European structures this right actually amounted to the fact that there can be a correct choice in favor of European integration and wrong in favor of cooperation with Russia," the diplomat said.

ml mk

(Our editorial staff can be reached at eng.editors@interfax.ru)

/Interfax/
 Subscription
You can access a demo version of, receive more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and returning the form below. We also have dozens of reports in the Russian language, please indicate if you are interested.
Title:


Phone:


E-mail:


First name:


Company:


Country:
Last name:


Division:


City:
Products:
Central Asia & Caucasus Business Weekly
Central Asia General Newswire
Global Gas Analytics
Global Natural Gas Daily
Interfax Via Bloomberg Terminal
Kazakhstan General Newswire
Kazakhstan Mining Weekly
Kazakhstan Oil & Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Announcements
Russia & CIS Banking and Finance Weekly
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Daily
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire
Russia & CIS Business and Investment Weekly
Russia & CIS Business Law Weekly
Russia & CIS Business news
Russia & CIS Defense Industry Weekly
Russia & CIS Diplomatic Panorama
Russia & CIS Energy Daily
Russia & CIS Energy Newswire
Russia & CIS Events Calendar
Russia & CIS Food and Agriculture Weekly
Russia & CIS General Newswire
Russia & CIS Headline News
Russia & CIS Insurance Weekly
Russia & CIS IT and Telecom Weekly
Russia & CIS Metals and Mining Weekly
Russia & CIS Military Daily
Russia & CIS Military Newswire
Russia & CIS Military Weekly
Russia & CIS Oil and Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin
Russia & CIS Statistics Weekly
Russia Health & Pharmaceuticals
Russia Market Roundup
Russia Press Review
Ukraine Business Daily
Ukraine Business Weekly
Ukraine General Newswire
Please enter the digits from picture in the box below:

November 23, 2017
 
13:39
Russia processing several Kabul's requests for military supplies - Russian presidential rep
 
13:38
Kazakhstan plans to increase rail-container traffic to China 75% in 2018
 
13:38
Putin describes Russian-German Petersburger Dialog forum as key for public diplomacy
 
13:35
There is strong consensus Syrian peoples' congress to be convened in near future - Peskov
 
13:33
Energy Min confirms IDGC of Center capex for 2017-2022 at 91.3 bln rubles
 
13:32
Prosecutors probing Sobchak's Crimea remarks at request of PolitRussia editor-in-chief - Sobchak's spokeswoman
 
13:29
Russia has taken necessary steps, to continue them to defend Kerimov's interests - Peskov
 
13:20
PESKOV: THERE IS STRONG CONSENSUS THAT CONGRESS OF SYRIA PEOPLES TO BE CONVENED IN NEAR FUTURE, SHOULD BE AS INCLUSIVE AS POSSIBLE
 
13:19
PESKOV ON SENATOR KERIMOV SITUATION: NECESSARY STEPS WERE TAKEN, THEY WILL CONTINUE
 
13:18
U.S. decision to replace military hardware in Afghanistan by U.S. models undermines Afghan forces' capability - Russian presidential envoy
 
13:16
RZD to aim for loading growth of at least 3% in 2017 - Belozerov
 
13:08
Black boxes of L-410 that crashed near Khabarovsk decrypted - IAC
 
13:06
Without 1.9% surcharge, RZD to cut 2018 capex to 489 bln rubles from 579 bln rubles - source
 
13:04
Russian military conducts one humanitarian mission, escort four relief convoys in Syria in past 24 hours
 
 more headlines 



Interviews
 

.
OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger has given an interview to Interfax correspondent Margarita Velekhova ahead of a meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council that will take place in December. Greminger, who assumed his office this July, has told about the OSCE activity amidst the exacerbation of relations between Russia and the West, particularly, the United States, as well as the organizations activity in Ukraine and the agenda of the upcoming Ministerial Council in Vienna.

more
.
.
Famous diplomat and political analyst, last U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jack Matlock has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the first year of U.S. President Donald Trump in power and relations between Russia and the United States.

more
.
.
President of the Washington-based National Iranian American Council Trita Parsi has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the refusal of U.S. President Donald Trump to certify Irans compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions (JCPOA), as well as possible consequences of this Trumps move to the region, Europe and the whole world.

more

 
  
 ©   1991—2017   Interfax Information Service. All rights reserved.
contact information   |   Interfax offices   |   made by web.finmarket

News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax.

Browse other Interfax sites:  Interfax.ru   |   IFX.RU   |   Interfax Group   Rambler's Top100