The United States is disappointed at the results of the nonbinding referendum in the Netherlands, which rejected on the EU-Ukraine association agreement, U.S. State Department’s Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner has said.


“We are disappointed by the results, but we do respect the views of the Dutch people and we respect the Dutch political process,” he said at a briefing in Washington on Thursday.


He said that it was now up to the Dutch government to decide on its next steps taking into account the results of the nonbinding referendum.


Toner reiterated that Washington believes this association agreement is in the best interests of Ukraine, the U.S., and the European Union.




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