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 Ukraine sees no prospects of further negotiations with Russia on FTA with EU, Foreign Minister Klimkin says

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said there was no reason to carry out further trilateral EU-Russian Federation-Ukraine negotiations at the ministerial level on implementation of the economic and trade chapter of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"We see no reason now to continue the ministerial talks. With regard to expert advice, the question is still open," the Minister of Foreign Affairs said in Brussels on Monday after the last round of trilateral EU-Russian Federation-Ukraine negotiations.

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"The consultations ended without result. It has been fully confirmed by the European Commission, confirmed by our side. There were some certain solutions, but the Russian side has simply turned them down. The Russian side needs no practical solutions today," Klimkin said.

According to him, the tripartite talks on Monday "were pretty much surreal, as they took place on the background of the famous decree of the President of Russia."

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Klimkin also added that Russia's prime minister signed a decree banning the export of agricultural products to Russia during the negotiations. The Ukrainian Foreign Minister said that Moscow strove to prevent Kyiv's rapprochement with Europe and the European Union.

 
 
 
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