As planned, the Verkhovna Rada ratification will take place at 01:00 pm Kyiv time, in the European Parliament - at 11:00 am CET. It is noted that the European Parliament held a preparation for ratification at a special shortened procedure.
"Those issues that needed three or four months of hard work for preparing the ratification in the European Parliament have been done in a very short period of time - we managed to stand within two weeks," Poroshenko said.
The President stressed that the Association Agreement is ratified in its entirety.
"Any dot, any comma, any word of the Association Agreement reviewed, initialed and signed by me on June 27 was not changed. The Agreement implementation starts from the first minute," he claimed.
It should be reminded that Poroshenko has introduced a draft law #0098 on the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union to the parliament today. It is expected that this agreement will be simultaneously ratified by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the European Parliament during a videoconference.
According to Poroshenko, the political section of the Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union will come into force on November 1, 2014 after the ratification.