A probable embargo on Ukrainian products, which Russian
government announced "doesn’t imply an embargo on Ukrainian products, but
on Russian citizens", stressed Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
following his meeting with Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius
on Friday, August 28.
"A FTA between Ukraine and the EU will enter in force
under all cicrumctances from January 1 the following
year", accentuated Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
He reminded that Russia had already declared, "As for
Ukraine, the ban on agricultural imports will enter into force only if its
government should implement the economic part of the EU Association
Agreement": "I would like to mention once again – notably for Russia
- that the agreement will enter into force. A fesible ban Russia will impose doesn’t imply an embargo on
Ukrainian products, but it means an embargo on Russian citizens".
"We should explore other markets, at this,
the European market is dominant for us. Therefore, we will appreciate the support
of your government while considering an issue of increasing quotas for
Ukrainian products to be exported to the European market within the framework
of the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union", said the Premier of
Ukraine to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania.
He stressed that economic cooperation between Ukraine and
Lithuania "gets on another level". Arseniy Yatsenyuk highlighted that
the volume of shipment along Ilyichevsk-Minsk-Klaipeda
route in the framework of the Viking project had increased substantially over
"The Government of Ukraine has adopted a decision to
introduce an experiment to reduce twofold port charges for transit cargo,
including, those shipped under the Viking project", said the Head of the
Arseniy Yatsenyuk expressed gratitude to Algirdas
Butkevičius for the
support for Ukraine: "Your country, your Government and the President have
done a lot for Ukraine in our struggle for independence against the Russian
"We commend your humanitarian, expert assistance and
our military colaboration in the framework of the
Lithuanian–Polish–Ukrainian Brigade", stressed the Head of Government of
Following the meeting, Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Algirdas Butkevičius
signed an Agreement between the two Governments on the Lithuanian-Ukrainian youth exchange council.