The Ukrainian government will not postpone the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU, which was ratified on Sept. 16, Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko has said.
The Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union is without exaggeration the most ambitious package of agreements in the history of independent Ukraine, president of the League of Insurance Organizations of Ukraine (LIOU) Oleksandr Zaletov has said.
The decision of the European Union on an additional transition period for Ukrainian goods will bring some 500 million euro a year to the Ukrainian economy, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.
European Union is ready to assist Ukraine with implementation of the association agreement, Head of the EU Delegation in Ukraine Jan Tombinski has said.
The Ukrainian government has said that Russia could violate agreements on retaining the present regime of free trade until the end of 2015 and it is preparing for the urgent introduction of matching measures in response, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.
The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers at its sitting on Wednesday morning approved a plan for the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, which was ratified by the Verkhovna Rada and the European Parliament on Sept. 16.
Don't be surprised if the International Monetary Fund overhauls its Ukraine bailout after national elections in late October, including coordinating a restructuring of the country's debt. The new parliament would ostensibly be able to enact another round of politically tough economic policies that would help it get a better grip on state finances. Those efforts would in turn help secure the additional financing the country likely needs, including a potential write-down of the value of its growing debt.
The Slovak parliament will consider the issue of the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement by the end of this week, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said.
Russia has warned of serious consequences following Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's signing of a deal with European Parliament President Martin Schultz. The agreement known as the EU-Ukraine association agreement should deepen economic and political ties with the European Union.
Moscow - The Kremlin expects Kyiv will confirm its readiness to delay the implementation of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement's provisions which cause Russian concerns, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Interfax.
Ukraine sought to draw a line under its confrontation with Moscow by ratifying a landmark trade-and-political deal with the European Union and approving limited autonomy for territories now controlled by Russia-backed separatists.
Ukraine's parliament has approved a historic agreement with the European Union that propels the former Soviet state towards the West and away from the grasp of Russia.
The Ukrainian parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying the agreement, demonstrating widespread support for moving the country politically closer to the European Union and away from Moscow. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko signed the document immediately after its passage.
Ukraine hopes that the ratification of the European Union - Ukraine Association Agreement will have been completed within three years, said Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis.
In sessions held simultaneously, the Ukrainian and European parliaments ratified association and free trade agreements on Sept. 16, nearly 10 months and a revolution after the deals were first rejected by former President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted by anti-government protesters in February as a result.
BRUSSELS - Ukraine has granted semi-autonomy and amnesty to pro-Russia rebels, the same day as ratifying a strategic EU treaty. Its parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, passed the rebel laws in a closed session on Sept. 16 by 277 and 287 votes out of 450, respectively, a pro-Western MP, Andriy Shevchenko, said on Twitter.
The European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Ukrainian Parliament in Kyiv simultaneously ratified on Sept. 16 the landmark EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, but important concession made to Russia suggest the future of the relation is in doubt.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called for Ukraine to be granted the prospect of membership of the European Union.
The Ukrainian parliament on Sept. 16 ratified a landmark EU pact that decisively steers the former Soviet state towards the West and away from Russian influence. President Petro Poroshenko told lawmakers the ratification of the association agreement - in a simultaneous vote with the European parliament in Strasbourg - was a "first step" towards membership of the European Union.