“We hope this will be done in Vilnius in November and possibly later on, from January 1 next year, [the part of the agreement on] the free trade agreement (FTA) will take effect,” the ambassador said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
He also rejected reports from some media saying that the part of the agreement on the FTA could be signed separately, before the signature of the Association Agreement as a whole.
“The FTA is part of the entire Association Agreement. It cannot be signed separately. It is a single agreement,” Tombinski said.