Despite the fact that in April a consultation referendum participants voted against the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, the Dutch government decided still to ratify the document, but under one condition - the addition of qualifying declaration. This was stated by Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in Hague, reports Gazeta Wyborcza.
According to the report, in such a declaration should be noted that the association agreement will not be the first step on the path of Ukraine to membership in the European Union.
Simultaneously NRC Handelsblad adds that, according to Rutte, in more "legally binding declaration" will also be mentioned that the EU will not grant Ukraine additional military and financial assistance.
In addition it should be marked, that the agreement does not give the right to free movement of labor between Ukraine and the European Union.
It should be noted that the Dutch parliament obliged the government until November to decide the question of the association of Ukraine and the EU. At the same time Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said that the government is likely to not ratify the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, taking into account the results of the April referendum.
Recall that the Netherlands held a consultative referendum regarding the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine on April 6, 2016. 61% voted against the EU-Ukraine association.