Kyiv and Brussels are against signing legally binding documents with Moscow on Association between Ukraine and the EU, said the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.
the Minister confirmed his participation in the scheduled for 1 December in Brussels tripartite Ministerial meeting on the implementation of the economic part of the agreement on Association Ukraine-EU, however, said that chances to reach before the end of the year the consensus on removing the risks for the Russian Federation on the issue under consideration is small.
Speaking about in what stage is the process of discussion with the partners of the Treaty on the unity between Ukraine and the EU, the Minister said that the option that was proposed by Ukraine and the EU, did Not suit the Russian Federation, because they do Not imply any obligation from Kyiv and Brussels, But imposes certain liabilities on Moscow." Absolutely", he replied to the question whether Ukraine and EU against the adoption of legally binding instruments on the issue, RIA " Novosti ". While the speaker did Not exclude that can be held another Ministerial meeting between the parties." I don't know, has the ability to be, and will be required (meeting with Ukraine and the EU). If suddenly it will appear that partners are ready to move in the right direction, it probably makes sense to meet again. But as long as we have large grounds (to agree) do Not see, " he said. Russia believes that the introduction of free trade regime between Ukraine and the EU Under the current free trade regime between Ukraine and Russia will create rules for unregulated re-export to the Russian Federation European products, which could adversely affect domestic production, in the absence of well-conceived and well-regulated free trade regime of the EU-Russia, Moscow at the moment to enter does Not want. Thus, According to the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, the Russian leadership emphasized the setback in the negotiations on the consequences of the Association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Remember, after tripartite consultations on Association of Ukraine with the EU, held in early October, the head of the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev said that the Russian Federation is Not satisfied with the EU's proposals. He later added that the Russian Federation in connection with the signing of the Treaty of unification of Ukraine and the EU is considering imposing relative to Kiev a number of measures, as well as among them food embargo. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the European Parliament on 16 September 2014 ratified the Association agreement Kiev and Brussels, however, the use of the free trade agreement was delayed until 2016.