The European Union has made the initiative to migrate from July to September trilateral meeting of Russia, Ukraine And the EU at the Ministerial level on the implementation of the economic part of the Treaty on the unity of Kiev-EU.
However, Russia sees this as a risk, said RIA "Novosti" 1st Deputy head of the Ministry of economic development Alexey Likhachev.
"at the Ministerial level, our European friends propose to postpone the meeting until September. We proceed from the fact that it is cheaper to negotiate than to debate. In this case, the European country is a moderator of the organizational process, the dialogues take place in Brussels, " - said Likhachev on the question of the date of the next meeting at the Ministerial level. Previous meeting the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev, the European trade Commissioner Cecilia malmstr?m And the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin held in Brussels in may. In the 2nd part of June Likhachev reported that the new meeting at the Ministerial level can pass In the 2nd part of July." We rather agree with September, But keep in mind, because it will already be quite a critical moment from the point of time for decision making. Because We proceed from the position that we need to go to legal tripartite consensus, And, If in September We will understand the design, there will be literally a bit of time to implement these agreements. And in this sense We believe September is already at risk from the perspective of the timing of decisions this year, " said 1st Deputy Minister." But I Wish to say that We operate on the principle of consensus. If the Europeans are not ready to talk to July, which means We will hold it in September, " he added. Also Likhachev added that the Russian Federation sees the contours of mutually binding agreements, which were announced in June." You see their European friends, still do not know ", - he said. Recall that in April, 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.