Kiev and the EU are obliged to resolve the issue associated with concern in the capital of Russia on the implementation of the trade part of the Treaty on the Union, said on the first day of the week in Kiev, the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini.
"on the trading side of the contract, which starts its temporary effect from January next year, we have already done a lot in order to prepare the contract for implementation and what remains for us - the decision regarding the concerns of Russia regarding the validity of this agreement. You know that we spend in connection with these dialogues, " said Mogherini at a press conference.
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.
the head of the Ministry of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev in early fall called very small chance that the Russian Federation does 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 its Association with the European Union on the background of recent events.