position of the Cabinet of Ministers regarding the Free Trade Area Agreement
between Ukraine and the European Union is invariable: “There cannot be any
damage to the Russian economy from a free trade zone,” the Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk declared during the Government’s session on
Wednesday, August 27.
Putin's assertion that the losses for Russia will make up $ 3 billion reminded
me of the words of Yanukovych that he needed USD 160
billion to ratify the agreement with the EU. I understand now that they had one
source to get informed,” he stressed.
question Russians ask, we can give two answers instead of one and confirm a
complete inconsistency and absurdity of the Russian claims,” the PM accentuated.
Yatsenyuk noted on September 12 Brussels will be the venue for the final round
of high political consultations in trilateral format: “But it has no relation
to the ratification of the agreement. The agreement should be ratified in
September by the current Parliament”.