According to Speaker of Ukrainian parliament Volodymyr Groysman, negative outcome of the Association referendum in the Netherlands is a wake-up call for Ukraine.
“Unfortunately, result of the Dutch referendum turned out to be negative for Ukraine. We respect the will of the Dutch citizens. Although, we understand, that the referendum is strictly consultative, this is a wake-up call for Ukraine. There’s only one way for all of us to stand by our European future – we need to work on our mistakes and give clear signals to citizens of Ukraine and international community, that we won’t turn from the path of European reforms”, - Groysman wrote on Facebook.
Speaker of Ukrainian parliament believes that Ukraine will become part of Europe “despite difficulties we are facing and problems our European friends need to overcome”.
According to updated results of exit polls in Ukraine-EU Association referendum in the Netherlands, the turnout amounted to 32,2%. 61,1% of the Dutch voted against the Association, 38,1% - supported the agreement.
Meanwhile, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated, that results of the recent Association referendum in the Netherlands are not an obstacle for Ukraine on the way to Europe.