17:36 27.11.2015

Ukraine must drum up support ahead of Ukraine-EU association referendum in the Netherlands - Klimkin

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Ukraine must drum up support ahead of Ukraine-EU association referendum in the Netherlands - Klimkin

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that Ukraine must drum up support amongst its partners and allies ahead of the non-binding Dutch referendum on the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.

"The Free Trade Area will work from January 1 [2016]. And that will do. It will work in the format of EU and Ukraine. The result of the referendum or political changes will influence its functioning and nobody should worry about this," Klimkin told Ukrainian journalists in Leiden, the Netherlands.

According to him, Ukraine must "mobilize everybody who supports the country."

"We must bring together those who support us, there are many of them. And how do the referendums differ from the elections? As a rule everybody, who want to vote, comes to referendums," he said, going on to predict that referendum will be observed mostly by people who aren’t interested in Ukraine, but rather on the EU and the European policy of the Dutch government.

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