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MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. The European Union will not disintegrate in the wake of Brexit, one can hardly expect the parade of referendums on leaving the organization, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told the Rossiya 24 TV channel.
"The Brexit issue has already affected the participants in the EU summit. This impact can be described by the word ‘shock," Chizhov said. "I took part in a conference on Brexit day, and the overwhelming majority in the audience said that, of course, Britain will remain in the EU."
"Why did UK Prime Minister David Cameron do that? He won the elections last year thanks to his promises to Eurosceptics of the Conservative Party," the diplomat added.
"The EU will not fall apart, and one should not expect a parade of referendums on leaving (the EU)," Chizhov said. "The current situation can push countries to greater consolidation. We shall soon see the correlation between the centripetal and centrifugal vectors."
He added that Brexit is "the first case when the process has been reversed."