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 Ratification of Association Agreement might be completed this year – Poroshenko

Ukraine has never had such a great authority and support in the international arena. We are doing everything to ensure security of the state, the president said commenting on the decision made by the EU Council of Foreign Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe this week.

Censor.NET reports citing the presidential press service

Speaking of the anniversary of the Association Agreement, the president emphasized that a year ago not only the Agreement was signed, but also the decision on sanctions against Russia was made by the EU after the unprecedented speech of the Ukrainian President at the session of the EU Council.

"It would be impossible without the Association Agreement," the president noted reminding the decision to prolong sanctions against Russia until the end of 2015 made by the EU Council of Foreign Ministers this week. Petro Poroshenko called this decision "a huge victory of Ukrainian authorities, diplomats and parliamentarians".

The Head of State emphasized that Ukraine managed to accelerate the ratification of the Association Agreement by the EU member states. At present, 21 countries have already ratified the Agreement with seven countries left. The process is expected to be completed by the end of this year. "We've made it three times faster than expected," Petro Poroshenko said.

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