Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
The words of the Ukrainian diplomat were published by the Neue Osnabrucker Zeitung. Melnik’s message was a kind of response to former Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, who said that Kiev was light years away from Brussels. However, the Ukrainian diplomat is convinced that they can be overcome by making a “quantum leap”.
“This strategic ambivalence among the Europeans needs to be urgently eliminated. Germany and the future coalition should play a decisive role in this and, finally, consolidate the prospect of EU membership for official Kiev with a bold quantum leap in foreign policy, ”Melnyk said.
According to him, if in the near future Berlin does not revise its positions on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union, it could face the most difficult and unpleasant consequences. He also stressed that he considers it unfair that there are no reinforced concrete guarantees that the post-Soviet republic will enter the continental block. As Melnyk specified, the absence of Ukraine from the EU is a violation of the natural course of history.