The former Ukrainian leader Leonid Kuchma, representing Kiev at the talks of the trilateral contact group on Donbas, agreed in Kiev with the European Commissioner for neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn, the interaction of Ukraine and the European Union, notified on the Internet representative office of the Fund Kuchma "Ukraine" on Thursday.
The Commissioner is on a visit to Ukraine where he wants to meet with President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. Khan also wants to visit Kharkov, where he will meet with the designated civil society. On Thursday morning, the Commissioner met with the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groisman.
"the head of Ukraine (1994 - 2005) Leonid Kuchma met with the European Commissioner on enlargement and neighbourhood policy Johannes Hahn. In the conversation the parties discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation of Ukraine and EU ", - notified on the Internet representative office of the Fund Kuchma.
the Association agreement with the European Union and Ukraine signed in Brussels on 27 June last year. 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.