Tripartite Ministerial meeting of the Russia-Ukraine-EC on the Association of Kiev and the EU may be held in Brussels on 1 December, said on Thursday Deputy head of the Ministry of economic development of Russian Federation Alexey Likhachev.
"With very high probability the Ministerial meeting will be held on December 1 in the same Brussels. With very high probability. Will it last and Will it be effective – as long as to say we can't. We parted on what the expected proposals from our European partners ", – the expression Likhachev quoted by RIA " Novosti "." now the ball is in their court. Himself as an expert, as long as a little bit of good news. But we believe that as well as among them Minsk has been written about the practical steps that all 3 parties agree to take the position of withdrawal of the Russian concerns, while the practical steps we do not see ", - has specified the Commissioner the Mayor.
It is noted that Minsk consensus on the settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine, among other things, involve the steps of removing the concerns of the Russian Federation on the issue of the economic part of the Treaty on the unity of the EU and Ukraine. On October 23 Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that Kiev is not planning to postpone the entry into effect of the agreement on the free trade area With the European Union, it starts to work From 1 January 2016. October 5, Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Kostiantyn Yeliseyev said that the Ukrainian delegation at the talks "channel four" in Paris tried to impose the postponement of the entry into force of the Treaty on the free trade area of Kiev With the EU. 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 2016. At the end of summer the head of the Ministry of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev said that Moscow insists on signing EU-Ukraine legally binding instrument on the lifting of the economic risks of Russia from their Association, But as long as sees from the partners "rather negative" signals. In may, Kiev declared that the ratification of the Treaty on the unity of Ukraine and the European Union tighten four countries – Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Austria. At the end of April, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Kyiv wants for 5 years to provide the implementation of the agreement With the European Union on the unity and reach of the conditions for applying for EU membership.