The article by the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, titled Oligarchs, Corruption and COVID-19: What I Talked About With President Zelensky, published by Yevropeyska Pravda, is a clear and unequivocal signal to Zelensky.
European partners warn the Ukrainian authorities against curtailing reforms to please the oligarchs. This was stated by Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, a People’s Deputy from the European Solidarity faction and chair of the Committee on Ukraine’s Integration with the European Union.
“Josep Borrell’s article is not just an article. This is not even a signal, this is an unequivocal warning. During all my work in the field of European integration, I do not remember a single case when, immediately after the visit, an article was published dedicated to this particular visit, let alone such a diplomatic-critical one. This means that the EU High Representative is not satisfied with your explanations about the oligarchic and legal “lawlessness” taking place in the country,” Klympush-Tsintsadze said.
“This is an attempt to convey that the EU really needs a ‘stable, prosperous and democratic Ukraine,’ but it certainly does not need an oligarchic, corrupt state without the rule of law,” said Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze.