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Ukrainian Activists Annoy the Dutch in Run-up to EU Referendum (Video)

What have the Dutch to gain from this?

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People begging in subway cars and trains – a familiar scene from 1990’s Russia, when millions of people where impoverished overnight by Western inspired economic shock therapy. Nor are destitute citizens of EU’s poorer countries like Bulgaria and Romania unfamiliar to Stockholm metro users since they could access the Shengen zone.

<figcaption> On Amsterdam’s main square passers-by prefer to listen to street musicians (right) than to Ukrainian propagandists (left)</figcaption>
On Amsterdam’s main square passers-by prefer to listen to street musicians (right) than to Ukrainian propagandists (left)

Now it has come to the Netherlands – Ukrainians begging the Dutch to vote Yes in a referendum on EU-Ukraine association due on April 6.

“Ukraine and Europe must stick together to stop Russian  aggression,” whine rank and file propagandists bankrolled by Papa Soros and Ukrainian officials.

Dutch officials promise “If you vote Yes for the Ukrainian euro association, we promise Ukraine will never become a full EU member.”

The proponents of the No vote sound more dignified and logical: “Why on Earth should we stick with a corrupt failed state that has yet to account for the MH-17 tragedy?”


This is how the well-known Kiev political analyst, Vladimir Kornilov who now works in the Netherlands comments on the Ukraine campaign on his page on Facebook:

Today (April 3rd) “Mai-Dam": A huge rally in support of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement before the referendum should have taken place on Amsterdam's Dam Square. They had been preparing for it and it had been announced for a long time, attracting supporters. Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Klimkin was on an official visit, and the rally should have been the climax of the YES campaign.

But what a big nothing! In total a few dozen people gathered. One picture shows how many passers-by gathered at “Mai-Dam" and how many stopped to listen to street artists.

We’ll see what the Dutch voters says on April 6.


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