EU, Netherlands agree to speed up ratification of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

18:34, 16 December 2016

The EU and the Dutch government agreed that that the Netherlands will ratify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Ther respective treaty contains six provisions. The document states that Ukraine and the EU are to set close neighborly long-lasting relations. That, however, does not foresee the prospects of Ukraine's EU membership.

Besides the EU member countries stated they were ready to support Kyiv in terms of military cooperation, without any guarantees of providing military aid. Now that the Dutch government's amendments were considered, the Prime Minister Mark Rutte will offer the Parliament to ratify the EU-Ukraine agreement.