Disinfo: The European Union has denied Ukraine’s EU membership

Summary

The European Union has denied Ukraine’s EU membership.

Disproof

Dni.ru’s source for this claim is an interview the Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte (who is not an EU representative) gave the Dutch publication NU.nl. According to the PM "the Netherlands is against [Ukraine's EU] membership, because we believe that Ukraine should have good relations with Europe and with Russia. This is not possible if Ukraine is in the European Union". Ukraine has not filed an application for EU membership, and plans to do so only after 2020 (bit.ly/1UBBZ0n), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 21
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 31/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: EU/NATO enlargement, European Union

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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