As reported by Censor.NET referring to Ukrinform, this was announced by Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel in Kyiv on Thursday.
"The agreement on free trade area is to come into effect on Jan. 1 next year. This is an agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, no third country should have the right to affect the validity of this agreement. First of all, I am talking about the Russian Federation," the head of the Cabinet stated.
As previously reported, the Russian side urged Ukraine to postpone the implementation of the trade part of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.