Head of the European Commission to Ukraine, Joseph Manuel Pinto Teixeira said the concerns of Brussels progress of the democratization process in Ukraine, including disturbances during recent elections to local authorities, as well as the problem of freedom of speech. According to the Head of Delegation, EU leadership hopes for a speedy solution to these problems, Ukraine, as they may affect the During the negotiations between the EU and Ukraine on the preparation of the association agreements and free trade zone. Credit: Connecticut Senator-2011. EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule during a visit to Ukraine drew attention to the negative trends, indicating a backsliding on democracy in Ukraine. Referred to statements by U.S. and EU indicate that the West is not going to silently observe the advent of democracy in our country.
Commentary Fund "First People": The Ukrainian government is facing an important choice. After the recent failure of the visit of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to Ukraine relations Russia, to put it mildly, have cooled. Even if we consider the relationship between Presidents Medvedev Yanukovych and warmer, we should not expect that there will be set up by Putin and Medvedev against each other in a year presidential elections. Relations with Europe and the U.S. also now getting colder. Ukrainian government obstinately continues to test their strength, showing disrespect for democratic values in matters of respect for freedom and human rights. Against this backdrop, even the dynamics of China looks more positive. "The unique" understanding of democracy has become a feature of government policy.