September 16, 2014
President Poroshenko has signed Association Agreement of Ukraine with EU
President Porohenko put his signature to the document about ratification Association Agreement of Ukraine on one side and EU, the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States on the other side.
The head of state signed the document right in the session hall and immediately demonstrated the document to the deputies.
The European Parliament ratified the Association Agreement simultaneously with Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian Parliament] in the regime of video conference.
Previously deputies of Ukrainian Parliament supported the ratification of Association Agreement with European Union with most of their votes.
On September 12 Ukraine, Russia and European Union agreed to postpone the implementation of Association of Agreement until December 31. Meanwhile EU will continue autonomous trade measures for Ukrainian goods ensuring their duty-free access to the European market. President Poroshenko and representatives of European commission previously stated that the text of the association would remain unchanged. According to President’s representative in the Ministry Cabinet Alexander Danykiuk the Agreement with EU had been postponed due to Russian blackmail.