"As of today, 18 countries have completed the ratification process, and Ukraine has already received all the ratification certificates. In another two countries after the vote in Parliament the documents are to be signed. Another four countries have ratified this Agreement in one of the Houses of Parliament, and we are convinced that in the near future the ratification will be completed. And only four countries remain, from which we expect decisive steps," he said.
He also expressed confidence that Ukraine will achieve recognition of the prospect of EU membership: "We have crossed the Rubicon and there is no going back."
The Agreement ratification has been completed by Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Denmark, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Finland, Croatia, Sweden and Estonia.
Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovenia, France, the Czech Republic are in the process of ratification. Austria, Greece, Italy and Cyprus have not yet started the process.