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Ukraine, EU to initial association agreement shortly, says Rada speaker
Ukraine and the European Union will initial the Association Agreement soon, and it will be ratified after a number of issues are settled, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Lytvyn has said.
“We have completed the work on the agreement on political association and the establishment of a comprehensive free trade area,” Lytvyn said during a lunch given by Ken Matsuzawa, President of the International Friendship Exchange Council on Friday.
“This document is ready for initialing and I expect that it will be initialed in the near future,” Lytvyn said.
The speaker noted that there were a number of issues which had to be resolved prior to signing this document. “As for the signing (of the Association Agreement), there are a number of issues on which we need to agree with the EU,” he said.