Council of the EU completed ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

Source : 112 Ukraine

“Starting September 1st a qualitatively new stage of our way towards the EU will begin,” said the President of Ukraine
16:41, 11 July 2017

The Council of the EU has completed the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, as Petro Poroshenko informs.

“Tomorrow during the Ukraine-EU summit we and the EU leaders will start working on finding the most effective and fast way towards our aim, expressed in the agreement, and moving onto a new stage of our cooperation,” the President wrote on his Facebook page.

He also noted that on September 1st a qualitatively new stage of our way towards the EU will begin.

“This is the stage of profound and comprehensive reforms, which will imply maximum efforts of and cooperation between all the branches of Ukrainian power, business, and civilians, in order to build a better European future for the Ukrainian society. And on this journey the EU and all civilized nations will support Ukraine,” Poroshenko added.

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The President pointed out that the Association Agreement was one of the key demands and expectations of the Euromaidan. “And I’m glad that through combined efforts we succeeded in achieving it, while the Kremlin, having mobilized all of its resources against the Association Agreement, cynically broke the international law and started aggression against Ukraine, has once more failed,” the President of Ukraine wrote.

As we reported earlier, the Council of the EU ministers was to ratify the Association Agreement today.

EU-Ukraine Summit is to take place in Kyiv on July 12-13 to celebrate the ratification of the association agreement and the recent introduction of visa-free travel to the EU for Ukrainians.

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