The prime minister has said that a decision on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement will be made before Nov. this year.
According to him, there is "little room" at present for addressing the Ukrainian issue.
In the long term, there is still a possibility of ratifying the agreement between Ukraine and the EU, should the provisions of the document be changed, Rutte remarked.
He understands all the international consequences of not making the EU-Ukraine association deal happen.
In particular, this will affect the Ukraine-Russia relations, the Minsk accords and the Normandy process.