Ukraine: Striving for Unguarded EU Borders

Source: “We are Europeans” Facebook page

“We are Europeans” grassroots initiative (whose launch GV covered in Oct. 2011) re-posted on its Facebook page a photo collage [en] comparing the Iraq-Syria and the Netherlands-Belgium borders: the former is heavily guarded, the latter is just a line outside a street café.

Eugen Theise commented [en]:

Why Iraq and Syria? EU and Ukraine – same shit, but in Europe :(

Karina Babenko added [ru]:

I want Ukraine to have the same border with the European Union as the one between Holland and Belgium!


  • My peripheral understanding of the dynamic over there is that the tendency is away from the open borders of Schengen agreement.

  • Michal Slahor

    This is sheer moronic drivel. The Ukraine is the poorest nation on Earth flooded with weapons and 44 million people who want to leave it immediately because it is run by a bunch of lunatics, and all EU member states have said, “NO WAY!”. It will destroy the EU as we know it, and the USA is pushing for Ukraine to be in because they want to sabotage Europe. Look at the sanctions that are hurting the EU, look at the war in the heart of Europe, the USA is destroying Europe and laughing about it, Merkel and Hollande have seen the writing on the wall and are begging to speak out against their American masters.

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