Lively discussion about Ukraine in Ollongren: ‘Don’t ignore Putin’s use of biological weapons’

Lively discussion about Ukraine in Ollongren: ‘Don’t ignore Putin’s use of biological weapons’
VVD and D66 disagree about possible EU membership Ukraine
VVD member Brekelmans finds it remarkable that D66 flirts with EU membership for Ukraine. “Ukraine is far from valid criteria,” he said.

Brekelmans: “Does D66 think that war should be a reason to initiate a membership candidate? What do you say to Georgia and Moldova, who also want to join?” said.

Sjoerdsma insists: For D66, the possibility of Ukraine’s EU membership must be on the table. It makes a clear distinction between a candidate member and a full member. In the latter case, clear and strict criteria apply. “We shouldn’t do anything about it,” says Sjoerdsma.

But he says the terms for the membership candidate are a little more vague. If there is one state on the European continent that is desperate for the values ​​we share, it is Ukraine.

Sjoerdsma points out that the VVD fears that such a measure will only further fuel the conflict. “Putin doesn’t care what we do or don’t do. We must not allow ourselves to be blackmailed by him. Ukraine’s EU membership is a people’s free will and we must respect that.”

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has so far always openly opposed Ukraine’s membership. “Of course there are certain conditions, certain basic conditions that you have to meet,” Rutte said at his weekly press conference a few weeks ago. said. “I am lowering the standards because you no longer have to make the mistake of saying that that is a good thing,” Rutte said.

Source: NU

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