Mythbusting: Klimkin on Ukraine's possibility to join EU within 10 years
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said Ukraine now has very little chance of joining the European Union in the next 10 years.
Commenting on Facebook discussions about the likely timing of Ukraine's accession to the EU, the minister said it "is little frustrating to act as a mythbuster and tell people the truth after they had been told fairy tales."
"Someone heard that we will join the EU in 2025. This is nonsense, because there should have been negotiations on accession for a long time. Someone heard that in 10 years, this is more real, but it's still nonsense, since we should have started negotiations on accession literally tomorrow," he said.
However, Klimkin believes Ukraine will definitely become an EU member.
"But for this, we should definitely become better than all previous candidates. This is no joke and very realistic. We can do that, can't we?" he added.