“From Ukrainophilia to Ukrainophobia is one step,” Medvedev wrote. According to him, Europe is tired of Ukraine, and in Poland they remembered “their frenzied nationalism.” Medvedev urged Ukrainians to remember about “love for the green boy” “Medvedev saw the end of the “stormy romance” after the “love games” of Kyiv and the EU” />
Dmitry Medvedev Security Council Dmitry Medvedev.
“It looks like the stormy romance between Europeans and Ukrainians is coming to an end. They don't want them anymore, they're tired of them. Furious Poles remembered their frenzied nationalism. They shout to almost four million Ukrainians who have settled in their country that they are in Poland, — he wrote.
According to Medvedev, a similar situation is developing in other European countries, which previously “started love games” with the Ukrainian authorities. He added that “from Ukrainophilia to Ukrainophobia is one step”, and relations between the countries cannot be restored by “promises of a long and unequal marriage”, referring to Ukraine's desire to join the European Union.
“Ukrainians would do well to remember about his former love for a green lad in a green T-shirt. And for your own good, quickly break this marriage union forever, & raquo;, — Medvedev stressed, probably referring to the head of the Insurgent Army, Nestor Makhno. His forces operated on the territories of Ukraine during the Civil War. This military formation is traditionally called “green” or “green guerrillas”.
At the end of June, Ukraine, together with Moldova, received the status of candidate members of the European Union. The European Commission considered that Kyiv had demonstrated commitment to the values and standards of the EU. At the same time, Ukraine should strengthen the fight against oligarchs and corruption at the highest level, as well as reform the legislation regarding minorities, the EC warned, otherwise the decision could be revised.
After the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, many citizens of the country left for the EU countries, becoming refugees. By the end of June, according to the UN, their number exceeded 5.49 million people. In early March, the European Commission launched a special mechanism that will allow Ukrainians to stay in the European Union for a year, and then extend this period to three years. The EU provides refugees with housing, health care, jobs and education.
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A number of European countries are facing problems due to the influx of refugees, in particular Poland and Germany. At the end of March, they pointed out a lack of capacity and resources and asked for help from the European Commission. According to the UN, more than 1.19 million refugees from Ukraine have left for Poland since February 24, to Germany— 867K
Two months later, at the end of May, the Polish authorities reported that the expected €144.6 million to help Ukrainian refugees from the EU had not arrived. Since July, Poland has stopped paying food and housing allowances to refugees in the amount of PLN 40 per person per day. While the measure does not affect all refugees, for example, payments to families with many children, pregnant women, and the disabled will continue.
official Berlin to think why they “have no desire to stay here.” The diplomat said that he understood their motives. At the same time, the Bavarian government called the conditions provided to refugees comfortable, and noted that they are more willing to return home than, for example, refugees from Africa.
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politician, ex-president, deputy head of the Security Council of Russia
September 14, 1965
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