Likhachev: negotiations on Association Ukraine-EU made a half-step
The consensus with Russia on Association of Ukraine and the EU by 1 January 2016 has the ability to be reached, if not change politicized attitude of some participants in the negotiations, said 1st Deputy head of the Mayor of the Russian Federation Alexey Likhachev.
The Russian Federation is concerned about the entry from 2016 to the provisions of the FTA and fears of an influx of duty free items from the EU through Ukraine. Kiev and the EU are trying to reach a compromise with the Russian side.
"The main reason for the difficulty of the negotiations is extremely politicized approach of some participants