Russia has ‘nothing against’ Ukraine joining EU, says Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday (June 17) said that Russia had ‘nothing against’ Ukraine joining the Europen Union (EU). His words came on the same day European Commission recommended granting Ukraione a candidate status of the EU. Putin was speaking at Russia’s annual economic showcase, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
“We have nothing against it. It’s their sovereign decision to join economic unions or not… It’s their business, the business of the Ukrainian people,” said Putin.