Dialogues with Russia on a free trade area between Ukraine and the EU will not change the content of the text of the Treaty, said the head of European Commission representation in Ukraine Jan Tombinski.
a year Earlier, Ukraine and the European Parliament ratified the Association agreement with the EU, part of which is the provision on free trade area (FTA). 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. This week held a meeting of experts of the three parties in Brussels on the Association of Kiev and the EU.
"We do not agree to correct the contents of the Treaty on the free trade area. Tripartite dialogues Russia, (go) to explain the results of this contract may bring. They do not lead to changes in this agreement. This transparent document will go live on 1 January, " Tombinski said on Thursday in Kiev.
first Chapter the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev confirmed their participation in planned 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. The speaker at the beginning of autumn after the previous Ministerial meeting was 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.