Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on March 2, met with the Prime Minister, the leadership and members of both houses of Parliament and foreign Minister of the Netherlands. About this he wrote on his page in Facebook.
«In the Hague met with the Prime Minister, the leadership and members of both houses of Parliament and foreign Minister of the Netherlands. My main message: the Ukrainian people have paid a high price for its sovereign European choice, which is symbolized by the Association Agreement», — said Groisman.
And added that «these days the Ukrainians hope that the citizens of the Netherlands who support the values of freedom and democracy, would support the right of our people to freely choose their path and will act as the guarantor of this choice».
6 April 2016 in the Netherlands will take place the Advisory referendum on the Association Agreement EU — Ukraine. The vote is taken on the question: «are You «for» or «against» the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU?» The referendum was initiated by a group GeenPeil.
The results of the referendum were consultative in nature and not binding on the government. In addition, the turnout should be at least 30% to have the referendum considered valid.
Currently the Association Agreement already ratified by both houses of the Parliament of the Netherlands. However, according to the law, which came into force in the country on 1 July, virtually any parliamentarians voted for the document can be submitted to a referendum, if it is collected 300 thousand signatures.
Note, the Russian propaganda machine is directly and indirectly trying to discredit the image of Ukraine in Europe, to disrupt its current Western geopolitical choice.
Dutch deputies from the party «Democracy-66» has addressed with the request to the MFA of the Netherlands to clarify whether there is any indication of Russia’s influence on the forthcoming referendum.
It was also reported that in the Netherlands are planning to make a series about corruption communications of the European Commission with the Ukrainians. Also Europeans have twice tried to scare the fake terrorists from the regiment «Azov».
Ukrainian volunteers took off for residents of the Netherlands a video in which he refuted the false key points of Russian propaganda and urged residents of the country in the referendum to support the Association of Ukraine and the European Union.
Groisman met with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands: the Ukrainian people have paid a high price for the European choice 03.03.2016