Alexander Kuranov. Concluded by Ukraine of the Association agreement With the European Union will contribute to establishing peace in the country, said Tuesday the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomir Zaoralek at a press conference after talks in Prague With his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin.
"the agreement on Association of Ukraine With the EU is obliged to become a tool that will help establish peace and stability in this country," said Zaoralek.
the Association agreement With the European Union and Ukraine signed in Brussels on 27 June last year (both were signed similar agreements With Moldova and Georgia - ed.). Most of the Treaty entered into force on 1 November, except for the section on establishing a free trade area, which will enter into force on 1 January 2016. The Association provides for the deepening of economic relations between Ukraine and the European Union, harmonization in the field of law and development of a free trade zone. The full document will come into force after ratification by the national parliaments of member countries of the EU. According to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, it may take from one to three years.
According to Zaoralek, the Czech Republic is very interested in Ukraine gradually became politically and economically stable country in which To terminate the conflict and violence.
for its part, Pavlo Klimkin also drew attention to the importance for Ukraine signed last year and has already been ratified by most countries of the European Union to the Treaty on the unity of Kiev and the EU. He said that Ukrainians are eager to implement necessary reforms In all spheres in order to change your life for the better.
Responding to a question about captured within Ukraine Russian soldiers and their exchange for Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko, Klimkin said that the fate of the captured citizens of Russia is required the court to decide, not politicians.
The chief of staff of the people's militia LNR Sergey Kozlov said on Sunday that the Kiev military won within the self-proclaimed Republic 2 militia fighters. Thus, according to the Kyiv security forces detained Russian Soldiers. On Tuesday, the Russian defense Ministry stated that the prisoners are residents of the Russian Federation, However, Alexander Alexandrov and Evgeny Erofeev at the time of his arrest on 17 may not have been active military personnel military power of the Russian Federation. The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation stated that it looked forward to the release of captured.
The head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry expressed gratitude to the inhabitants of the Czech Republic for economic and humanitarian assistance, and expressed the Hope that the deputies of the Czech Parliament in the near future, ratify the Treaty between his country and the EU. With such a call He wants to go on a Tuesday night During the performance, specifically in front of people's deputies of the Czech Parliament.
before Tuesday, the Minister of industry and trade of the Republic Jan Mladek on behalf of the government made the initiative of the deputies to place the question of the ratification of the Treaty in which began on this day the regular meeting of lawmakers in order to accept the conclusion of ratification on Wednesday, the eve of starting on Thursday in Riga summit of the Eastern partnership. However, the deputies from the Communist party vetoed accelerated the discussion on this topic. They are also extremely outraged by the ban of the Ukrainian Communist party.
The Senate of the Czech Republic ratified the document yet at the end of last year, the leader Milos Zeman ready to sign him immediately after the approval in Parliament.
As said Last news Director of the press Department of the Parliament Roman Jambox, apparently, the ratification of the Treaty between Ukraine and the EU will be considered the elected representatives of the lower house on Thursday, may 21.