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PM declares FTA with the EU to come into force on 1 January 2016. We prepared for Russia's embargo
16.09.2015 | 14:38
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

"We expect that by the end of this year European partners will ratify the EU - Ukraine Association Agreement and a full-fledged free trade area with the European Union will enter into force on 1 January 2016," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has underlined at a Government’s meeting on Wednesday 16 September.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk has noted that today is a year since the ratification of the Association Agreement with the European Union, "and Ukraine has being made gradual steps to implement this Agreement over a year."

"The Russian Federation or any other country does not and will not have the right to our sovereign decision on European integration. Despite all warnings and intimidations from the northern neighbor in respect of the possible introduction an embargo and further economic pressure on Ukraine, I clearly declare that the Agreement will enter into force. Ukraine is part of the European area, including economic one," the Prime Minister emphasised.

"We are prepared for the introduction of an embargo by the Russian Federation and we will give a decent response in case Russia doesn’t cancel its decision to introduce the embargo," stressed Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

He pointed out that Ukrainian business is seeking for the EU markets for Ukrainian production distribution due to the fact that Ukraine signed the Agreement: "And the competitiveness of Ukrainian goods should develop."

"Anyone who wants to work with us on equal terms – you are welcome. Anyone who wants to work with us through intimidations and dictatorship – keep on destroying foreign products, we wish you success in this. You are good at this. You are not able to produce your own products, while destroying foreign ones," Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.

 

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