Tusk has blamed for the situation with the «Irish abroad» in London

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in fotoreceptor of the European Council Donald Tusk. Archival photoTusk has blamed for the situation with the «Irish abroad» in London© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The responsibility for the situation with the «Irish border» in the negotiations about the UK’s exit from the EU (Brexit) is on the UK, said on Wednesday the head of the European Council Donald Tusk.

«Brexit de facto political decision to restore border between the EU and the UK. Brexit is a project of the Department of the UK from the EU. I don’t know what will be the result of the negotiations, but I know that the transaction Brexit a hundred percent responsible for the return of the question of the Irish border,» he said, speaking at a session of the European Parliament.

The main «stumbling block» in the negotiations between the EU and the UK, conducted for 19 months, remains of the Irish border. Parties must agree on how to enforce the terms of the Belfast agreement of 1998 and to avoid the appearance of a real border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit, without violating the integrity of the United Kingdom.

Currently, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is not divided by the border infrastructure, but the withdrawal of Britain from the EU means the establishment of border control, as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union and the customs Union of the EU.

For the EU-acceptable version of the continued membership of Northern Ireland in the customs Union and the lack of a border. The UK believes that her region is Autonomous to remain a member of a common customs space and not to be «closed» border. The discussion of this issue continued throughout the negotiation period but the solution was never found.

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