Dutch referendum exclusively of consultative character – Poroshenko
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said he is sure that the results of the referendum in the Netherlands won't hamper Ukraine's integration with Europe.
"I want to stress that this referendum in accordance to the Constitution and legislation of the Netherlands, is an exclusively of consultative character. Now government, parliament and politicians of the Netherlands have something to say. I'm sure that strategically this event is not an obstacle on Ukraine's path to Europe," the president said in his comment regarding preliminary results of the referendum in the Netherlands.
The president noted that despite this Ukraine will continue down the path of European integration.
"I want to say with responsibility that despite this Ukraine will continue to implement in life Association Agreement, will provide creation of deep and overwhelming FTA [Free Trade Agreement] with EU since this is a way to modernization of the Ukrainian state, strengthening of its independence. We won't turn from the way to European integration. Ukraine, as well as freedom, is unstoppable," the president said.