Ukraine not prepared to legalize same-sex «marriages», as demanded by EU — Azarov

Kiev, December 16, Interfax — To conclude a visa-free travel agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, Ukraine needs to legalize same-sex «marriages» and adopt legislation on equal rights of sexual minorities, Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolay Azarov said.

«The opposition leaders are telling fables when they say that we only have to sign the [association] agreement [with the EU] to start traveling to Europe visa-free the next day. Nothing of the sort. We have yet to comply with a whole set of preconditions: we have to legalize same-sex «marriages», we have to adopt legislation on equality of sexual minorities, and so on,» Azarov said at a pro-government rally on European Square in Kiev on Saturday.

Ukrainians are not prepared for this, and the Church is also against such steps, he said.

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