EU is ready for the free trade zone with Ukraine
14:02, 17 November 2015

EU is ready for the free trade zone with Ukraine

The free trade zone with Ukraine to be established January 1, 2016

14:02, 17 November 2015

"The EU has informed about its commitment to establish the free trade zone with Ukraine on 1 January 2016. And now, there are no obstacles. Let us start from the new year!" wrote President Poroshenko on his Twitter page. A spokesman of Ukraine's President Svyatoslav Tseholko also wrote in his Twitter: "We have just received a note from the European Council on the completion of all the procedures for starting Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) with Ukraine. We start January 1".

As was reported before, Council of the European Union planned the review of tripartite consultations with Ukraine and Russia as one of the themes of the meeting of foreign ministers of EU member states on November 27. This refers to advice about Moscow's reservations on the entry into force of the free trade zone between Kyiv and Brussels.

The idea is to open opportunities for consultation in the area of free trade, which is strongly opposed by Moscow, and in the future to use this communication channel for discussions on other topics, such as the fight against terrorism and ISIS group as a whole.

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