Ukrainian Politics, Economics

 Russia Wants All or Nothing, Foreign Minister on Customs Union

The position of the Customs Union is that Ukraine has the option to either become a member or not to participate in co-operation at all.

In aninterview to Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza Minister of ForeignAffairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara stated: "We offered Russia aformula of "one plus one", that is, the three countries of theCustoms Union (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan) plus Ukraine sign onlythose documents that do not conflict with our obligations to theEU," said the Minister. "Unfortunately, the position of the CustomsUnion is such - either sign all or nothing."

According to Kozhara, Ukraine hopes to challengethe definitive position of Russia.

"Russia remains our powerful trading partner,but we are also very important to the Russian economy. Therefore, Ihope that we will be able to achieve the end result of ourunderstanding on the cooperation with the Customs Union," said thehead of the Foreign Ministry.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n232373