The EU will not make amendments to the agreement on the FTA with Ukraine

The EU will not make amendments to the agreement on the FTA with Ukraine


The agreement on free trade area with Ukraine will enter into force on 1 January 2016. Ukraine is threatened by a food blockade from Russia.

BRUSSELS, 9 Dec. Alexander Shishlo. The European Union will not make any changes to the agreement on free trade zone with Ukraine, said Wednesday the Vice-President of the European Commission Andrus Ansip.

“No legal changes in the agreement with Ukraine will not be. It will enter into force on 1 January 2016”, — he told journalists in Brussels.

Ukraine and the EU at the end of 2014 has postponed the entry into force of the FTA for consultations with the Russian side. Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly stated that they did not intend any more to postpone the entry into force of the FTA with the EU, despite the threat of introduction of food embargo by Russia.