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 Russia will try its best to prove EU assosiation ineffective for Ukraine; next year to be decisive, - Foreign Minister Klimkin

Russia will do anything to prove inefficiency of the EU Association agreement for Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Europeiska Pravda, this was announced by Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin in his interview to Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

"I have no illusions regarding Russia doing its best to demonstrate that the EU agreement is not good for Ukraine.

"This is why we need to implement the Association Agreement in good faith. Next year will be decisive when it comes to our European agenda," the minister said.

He reminded that tripartite consultations on free trade area continue, but he has no doubts that the economic part of the Agreement will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2016.

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"Kremlin is not successful in proving that the free trade area of the EU and Ukraine is harmful to Russian economy," Klimkin said.

As reported, the EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski announced that the EU and Ukraine would not postpone creation of the free trade area, which comes into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, or in any way amend the text of the Association agreement.

However, it will take two to four years for Ukraine's economy to see the effects of the FTA with the EU, the minister noted.
 
 
 
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