“I think that in the current circumstances it will be very difficult
to sign the association agreement. I would like to remind you that the
signing of this agreement requires the consent of all EU countries. But
many EU countries now don’t want to sign this document in view of the
current situation in Ukraine,” the diplomat said in an exclusive
interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
Teixeira noted that the EU expected and expects Ukraine to resolve
the situation with politically motivated criminal cases, hold fair
elections, and introduce reforms.
“The EU should see that Ukraine is really conducting the necessary
reforms. However, now we see no progress in the fulfillment of these
conditions. The issues that are of concern to the EU, particularly the
electoral law and the non-participation of opposition leaders in the
elections, remain relevant, but the decision on this matter will be
taken at a meeting of the EU Council of Ministers,” the ambassador said.