Germany offers EU alternative model of relations with Kyiv
The European Union could start building relations with Ukraine and Turkey on the basis of a new model formed after Britain's withdrawal from the EU, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said.
"If we can get a reasonable deal with Britain that governs its relations with Europe after Brexit, that could be a model for other countries: Ukraine and Turkey," he said in an interview with German media concern Funke Mediengruppe published on December 26.
Gabriel believes that in the next few years Ukraine and Turkey will not become members of the European Union.
"In this regard, we need to think about alternative forms for closer cooperation" with Kyiv and Ankara, he added.