Russia made a proposal to postpone the introduction of the free trade area of EU and Ukraine until 1 January 2017, however, Kiev does not show enthusiasm in this matter, said the permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
Chizhov also said that Moscow is ready to continue the discussion of the date of entry into force of the trade section of the agreement Ukraine and the EU is ready, RIA " Novosti ".
"The idea of the possibility to postpone again (entry into force - approx. OPINION) was discussed at the talks at the expert level. I did not get the impression, because It was met with enthusiasm from the Ukrainian delegation and the EC delegations. This can be seen as an indication that Ukraine has fulfilled most of the goals to be ready for implementation this part of the Treaty on unity. Whether This is so, we will know by the end of the year, " said Chizhov." Mentioned the Idea. If the other two parties have the opportunity to come back to this, I am sure that Russian specialists will be ready to further discuss this, " he said. Remember, April 27, the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said that the issue of Ukraine's accession to the EU is not on the agenda. Above the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Kiev wants for 5 years to provide the implementation of the agreement with the European Union about the unity and achieve the conditions for applying for EU membership. Poroshenko tried to convince the EU to recognize the right of Ukraine "as any European country" for membership in the European Union subject to the compliance criteria. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the European Parliament on 16 September 2014 ratified the Association agreement between Kyiv and Brussels, however, the use of a free trade agreement has been postponed until 1 January 2016. Fifteen April, the European Commissioner for neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn said that the EU is unwilling to reconsider the already ratified the agreement with Ukraine on free trade.