Brussels has received and rejected a kind of secret proposal of the capital of Russia on settlement of trade relations between the EU, Russia and Ukraine, said on the first day of the weekend, the German weekly citing sources in the European Commission.
A free trade area between Ukraine and the EU, the introduction of which is stipulated by the agreement on unity, must earn in full from 1 January 2016. Russia repeatedly warned about the risks to its economy as a result of this agreement. The parties are in this regard, a tripartite dialogues.
According to Spiegel, the Russian proposal on 52 pages As if he had been sent to Brussels " in a period when relations between Moscow and the EU are strained As never before for months." It was an attempt to keep the Russian desire after the entry into force of the Treaty on free trade between the EU and Ukraine, says the weekly.
The document, which is it, "would create a unilateral commitment of the EU and Ukraine" and was rejected, said a source in the European Commission, calling it " a return to Stalinist times." According to the Spiegel interviewer, a tripartite agreement is intended to bury the agreement on Association of Ukraine with the EU and is seen in Brussels unnecessary.
the documentation for the project, As reported by Spiegel, 30 were listed having account in Crimea Russian factories." If the EU adopted it, it would be the first step to the recognition of the annexation of the Peninsula, " writes the print edition.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the 16 March 2014 referendum in which the overwhelming majority of voters voted for reunification with Russia. In the capital of Russia notice that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter.