Poroshenko: Ukraine is defended by Association

Порошенко: Украина отстояла свое по Ассоциации

The head of state assured that any changes to the text of the Association Agreement with the EU.

Ukraine has managed to avoid new negotiations on ratification of the Association Agreement with the EU, with uncertain interim term, and of any change in the text of this document. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

“We appreciate the effort of the EU leaders with the aim of reaching agreement on the solution, opening the way for long-awaited completion of the European Union ratification of the Association Agreement. This was a necessary step needed to achieve our common goal, namely the preservation of the Association Agreement with the EU”, – wrote Poroshenko on the soy page on Facebook.

He added that he “managed to defend a principled position of Ukraine: to prevent new negotiations with uncertain temporal perspective, not to allow any changes to the text of the Agreement, as well as its re-ratification by all member countries”.

Poroshenko urged the Netherlands to complete all relevant procedures for the early entry into force and stressed that the provisional application of the Agreement has already brought a number of positive results that are recognized by the EU.

“Ukraine expects to continue aid and support from the EU, including the Netherlands, to further the implementation of the Agreement is a strategic interest for all sides,” he said Poroshenko.

As reported Корреспондент.neton the eve of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands mark Rutte said that the proposal of ratification of the Association Agreement EU−Ukraine, the government will send to Parliament in January.

Recall, 15 December the Netherlands agreed with the EU on Association. The Agreement must enter an additional explanation, according to which Ukraine will not automatically gain EU membership, there would be no military cooperation, the Ukrainians do not have the right to work or live in the EU.