Poroshenko believes EU radicals obstacle to Ukraine's pro-European strategy
The fact that the far-left and far-right radical movements across Europe are gaining momentum across the European Union is undermining the Europe’s unity, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said, speaking at a ceremony marking the Day of Dignity and Freedom, an UNIAN correspondent reported.
According to the president, Ukraine’s implementation of its pro-European strategy is being hindered by the rise of the radical leftist and right-wing movements in Europe.
"The implementation of our pro-European strategy is also prevented by a powerful continental trend toward the strengthening of the left-wing and right-wing radical movements, whose joint efforts undermine the unity of Europe as such," the president said, adding that "had there been decided to create an international union of populist movements, Ukraine would have been able to delegate several of its own parliamentary forces and at least a baker's dozen of extra-parliamentary movements. Here’s where we are totally ‘in a trend’," said Poroshenko.
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