EU not eager to support Ukraine beyond Free Trade Agreement, - Munich Security Conference report
Change of stance is caused by skepticism about reforms in Ukraine
EU has no intention to provide Ukraine with support beyond Free Trade Agreement (FTA), says the report from Munich Security Conference 2016.
It is mentioned that Ukraine “is stuck in the middle”.
“If Minsk deals are implemented swiftly, there will be an opportunity to improve relations between Russia and the West and German chairmanship in OSCE will get the opportunity for new diplomatic initiatives. But it seems very unlikely that Russia will “release grip” in relation to Ukraine. EU, in its turn, is not particularly eager to provide large-scale economic and political support that would go beyond Free Trade Agreement. This is particularly connected with the increasing skepticism about the readiness of Ukraine to implement reforms”, - it is mentioned in the document.
FTA between Ukraine and Canada will be handed over to the Parliaments of both countries for ratification in the current year.
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