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The Dutch rejection of an EU-Ukraine deal isn’t about Ukraine
But the referendum wasn’t about Ukraine. In fact, the referendum’s organizers publicly declared last week in one of the nation’s leading newspapers that they could not care less about Ukraine. In their view, the EU is an undemocratic institution, run by technocrats, that does not respect the will of the people. What the leaders of the “no” campaign really sought, then was to derail an EU move and/or pressure the Netherlands leave the EU. If that means misusing a public vote, so be it.
Yes they are.
I see you did your research again...
According to the organizers, this agreement was supposedly a first step towards EU membership for Ukraine.
originally posted by: Raven95
But by all means if NATO wants to attack Russia first i say let them try. And we shall see what will happen shall we? Russia is not the one trying to be a superstate here.
While the “no” voters probably do not constitute an actual majority, they have made their point—at least until politicians do their job and more citizens take responsibility. In the meantime, a state that was once a proud founding father of the European project has further marginalized itself.
What? They exercise how to respond to an attack from the east, not how to attack the east.
Then all their neighbouring countries can make politics as they see fit, join EU, or NATO, if they want to, or establish more alliances with Russia if that's what they want.
Putin admitted to planning the Crimean annexation beforehand on tape. In a documentary about the annexation of Crimea.
Canada's presence was requested because they are a NATO member.
How is that comparison in any way the same.
The Ukraine crisis ended that discussion. Or made it obvious why Russia had declined.