Ukraine is ready to the steps from Russia in response to the entry into force of the free trade area between Kyiv and the EU, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Thursday in Riga.
the head of the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev in early fall called very small chance that Russia will not enter the food embargo and customs duties for Ukraine on 1 January 2016, a fresh punishment from Kiev, He said, has made them miserable. Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. agreed with this view, noting that he considers ephemeral chances to come to a consensus with Ukraine on the issue of its Association with the European Union on the background of recent events.
"Ukraine is ready to the possible steps of Russia in the answer" - quoted expression Yatsenyuk on Thursday, the press service of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.
He said that on 1 January we will begin a new agreement on free trade area between Ukraine and the EU." Neither Russia Nor any other country has a veto power regarding the plan of implementation of the FTA ", - noticed Yatsenyuk.
Also the Ukrainian Prime Minister was subjected to charges of the Russian Federation in that in the process of consultations on the FTA it focuses on the political component." We are upset about how Russia held a technical meeting. We believe that the Russian Federation focused more on the political agenda is entirely economic contract rather than on the economic agenda, " He said.
a year earlier, Ukraine and the European Parliament ratified the Association agreement of the EU, part of which is the provision on free trade area. Russia is concerned with the introduction from 1 January 2016 in the provisions of the FTA and fears of an influx of duty free items from the EU through Ukraine. Kiev and the EU try to come to a compromise with the Russian side.