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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: Ukraine should sign Association Agreement with EU in the nearest future

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
(Image: Wikipedia, Michał Józefaciuk)
Ukrainian newly elected President Petro Poroshenko has stated recently that Ukraine is actually ready to sign the second, economical part of an Association Agreement with EU about creation of the free trade zone. Ukraine is waiting for a reply of EU officials.

Petro Poroshenko declared about readiness of Ukraine to sign this Agreement on 7 May, during his official meeting with the EU representatives, politicians and diplomats. In addition to that, Mr. Poroshenko stated that this document should be signed as soon as possible and mentioned the date of 27 June 2014. Ukrainian side is expecting currently a decision of Brussels, reports press-service of Petro Poroshenko.

At the same day Ukrainian new President assured President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite during his meeting with her that he is ready to sign this historical document since the first hours of his presidency. He also admitted that Ukraine needs to implement several important reforms and measures necessary for its further development in the frameworks of the terms of an Association Agreement. 

Mr. Poroshenko also expressed his hope that Ukraine will have a chance to become a full-fledged member of EU in the future in case it’s economical, social and democratic reforms will be successful.  He added that a huge support of Poland, Baltic and Scandinavian countries will help Ukraine to develop its economic and political system on its path to the EU membership.

The first part of an Association Agreement between Ukraine and EU (its political part) was signed by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk in Brussels on 21 March 2014.