Humorous factor they by no means stated this.
This whole factor is predicated on one headline that lower out most of what he stated, took it out of context after which it was translated and has been making the rounds since then.
What was truly stated.
Eine Anbindung eines Staates wie der Ukraine muss nicht zwangsläufig über eine Vollmitgliedschaft passieren
A connection/partnership of a state like Ukraine does not necesserely should occur by means of full membership.
What was stated within the article
Austria’s Overseas Minister stated the nation shouldn’t be supplied membership to the European Union.
And truthfully fascinated by various fashions for partnership is a fairly strong concept imo. Even earlier than the conflict Ukraine was a good distance from assembly the Copenhagen Standards. So one thing that enables for a better partnership with the EU, even when that standards is not met is an effective factor imo.