Earlier in the day, European Commission Chief spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is "saddenned" by the outcome of the Dutch referendum that, according to preliminary results, saw 61.1 percent of Dutch voters rejecting the EU-Ukraine association deal’s ratification. A turnout of 32.2 percent passed the 30-percent threshold to give the public vote legal weight.
"This [Brussels reaction on referendum results] should leave the great British public with a simple choice — whether we want to be a member of a United States of Europe or if we wish to be an independent, sovereign nation once again. We feel it is best to Get Britain Out of the EU," Adye said.
In 2014, Kiev and Brussels signed an agreement aimed at Ukraine's political association and economic integration into the bloc. The Netherlands is the only member state yet to ratify the agreement, which requires Kiev to implement vast reforms to meet the EU high economic, political and technical standards in exchange for market access.