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Form of cooperation of Ukraine with the countries of the Customs Union (CU) should be determined on the four-party talks, involving all members of the CU, said Yanukovych.

It is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

"The format of theCU should be determined on the four-party talks," Yanukovych saidat a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Zavidovo(Tver region) on Monday, March 4.

At the same time,Yanukovych said that Ukraine understands that Russia is playing akey role in the CU.

He stressed thatat this stage Ukraine is negotiating only withRussia.

Yanukovych notedthat Ukraine currently lags far behind the Union in terms ofcreating the legal framework. "Today, virtually Ukraine has notjoined a single document of the Customs Union," saidYanukovych.

He noted thattoday we are talking about the format of cooperation betweenUkraine and the Customs Union.

"We would like toreview these documents. Because there is a lot of discussion,experts talk, build various projections, there are opponents.Generally speaking, the process, I would say, is more politicalthan economic," he said.

For his part,Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that the issue isessentially political.

"This is apolitical choice of Ukraine itself. And we will certainly treat itwith respect, any choice," he said.

Putin also statedthat according to experts, including Ukrainian ones, Ukraine's GDPgrowth in the case of integration with the CU will range from 1.5to 6.5%, "depending on the depth of integration."

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/p234925