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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: A FTA between Ukraine and the EU will enter in force under all cicrumctances from January 1 the following year
28.08.2015 | 13:47
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

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 recent period.

"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 Ukrainian Government.

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 military aggression".

"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 Ukraine.

Following the meeting, Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Algirdas Butkevičius signed an Agreement between the two Governments on the Lithuanian-Ukrainian youth exchange council.

 

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