Dutch prime Minister Mark Rutte believes that Ukraine should never join the European Union (EU).

Rutte, whose country is holding the EU rotating presidency until July, said in an interview with NU.nl ahead of the referendum on Ukraine next week in the Netherlands that "we believe Ukraine should have good relationship both with Europe and with Russia. That wouldn’t be the case if Ukraine could join the European Union."

Rutte added: “It's also about the history of Ukraine. If you look at his...

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