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4 Mar, 2016 14:00

EU’s refusal to accept Ukraine exposes Kiev’s deceit of its own people, says Russian MP

EU’s refusal to accept Ukraine exposes Kiev’s deceit of its own people, says Russian MP

The Ukrainian people remain hostage to the deceitful Kiev regime, but no one is ready to welcome them into Europe, the head of the State Duma’s Committee for Security and Countering Corruption, Irina Yarovaya, has told reporters.

The comments came soon after the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said in a speech in The Hague that he does not expect Ukraine to join the European Union or NATO in the nearest 20 or even 25 years.

Ukraine will definitely not be able to become a member of the EU in the next 20-25 years, and not of NATO either,” Juncker said, as quoted by German news agency DPA.

Yarovaya gave her comments on the matter to RIA Novosti: “The EU and NATO do not value the sacrifice of the Ukrainian elite. The deceived and dispossessed Ukrainian people remain hostages of the mad and cynical instigators of Maidan,” she said.

Euromaidan activists have already packed their bags, but it turned out that they still have nowhere to go – no one expects them anywhere,” Yarovaya added, using the ‘Euromaidan’ term coined by mass media two years ago to describe the protests against the cancelation of Ukraine’s association agreement with the European Union. The discontent eventually resulted in the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovich, and led to the establishment of the current Kiev regime.

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The association agreement went into force provisionally on January 1 this year, but it still requires support from all 28 members of the European Union.

A public opinion poll conducted by the Russian state-owned agency VTSIOM in late February this year showed that many Russians now see the Ukrainian political crisis as “anarchy and banditry” caused by the policies of the Kiev authorities and provoked from Washington.

When researchers asked the respondents to describe the Maidan events, 34 percent said they saw them as “anarchy and banditry,” 18 percent called them a “coup d’état” and 12 percent said that the events can be described as “civil war.”

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When asked about their ideas on the reasons behind the Ukrainian crisis, 20 percent of Russians named the wrong political course chosen by the Kiev authorities, 19 percent said it was the result of a deliberate provocation on the part of the United States, and 13 percent answered that the crisis stemmed from the typical struggle between politicians and businessmen for power and resources.