Prime Minister Azarov maintains that the decision to take a pause in the preparations for signing the Association Agreement with the EU in Vilnius was a forced measure.
"I'm saying once again that it was a forced decision, we had no other solution and time will show that we were right," he wrote on his Facebook page on Friday. The premier also said that despite numerous rallies in support of the European integration in Kyiv and other cities, many other people supported the government's decision. "If you look at the recent sociologic data, the opinions are divided almost equally. And this should be taken into account while the media exaggerate that 100% of the people protest against the government's decision," Azarov said.