The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the Russian media one of the main threats to his country and across Europe. He also noted that for European countries this phenomenon is much more dangerous than for the United States to more effectively counter Russia in the information sphere.
“Sponsored by the Russian TV channel Russia Today look to the United States. And he’s in the pack each cable network. It’s not as dangerous for the United States, which has pursued a policy of opposition. But in Europe or Ukraine, Russian mass-media, sponsored by Russia, their objective is the destabilization, the destruction of Europe”, – quotes the Ukrainian leader , RIA “Novosti” with reference to CNN.
According to Poroshenko, the issue of countering Russia in the information sphere, he has repeatedly raised in meetings with European leaders.
The President of Ukraine is convinced that all European parties, who act from a position of euroscepticism, financed by Moscow. “The main enemy of Russia – United Europe”, – he said.
As reminds Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin, by contrast, said that Russia “wants to talk to a strong Europe”, as the press-Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow was interested that the European Union remained a major economic force.
Earlier, Vice President Joe Biden has warned Ukraine about the risk of cancellation of sanctions of the EU against Russia. He said that mood to lift sanctions against Russia are in the EU is overwhelming. “In Europe there is a desire to say: “Hey, before the change of President in any case it belonged to Russia. They had a puppet. What difference does it make? What the hell is the difference? Why do we engage in these sanctions?” – I explained Vice-the President of the United States.
Biden also reminded that the EU is experiencing a “crisis of confidence” amid Britain out of the EU and the Syrian migrant crisis. According to the Vice-President of the United States, he warned Poroshenko about the need to convince Europe that Ukraine is not to blame for the failure of the Minsk agreements.
Currently only one country in Europe not to have ratified the agreement on Association of Ukraine with the European Union – the Netherlands. The Prime Minister mark Rutte said this week that ultimately, the agreement will not be ratified.
The transaction on Association of Ukraine and the European Union may fall due to the failure of the Netherlands to sign the agreement. Current situation is connected with the referendum in the Netherlands on EU Association and Ukraine. According to the official results, against the ratification of the document voted 2.5 million people, or 61% of the voters, 1.6 million people, or 38,21% of voters.