Medvedev called unsuccessful consultations of Russia-EU-Ukraine


Moscow. December 21. Tripartite consultations of Russia-EC-Ukraine on implementing Kiev’s Association agreement with the EU did not bring success, said Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.

“There were several rounds of negotiations. The results they gave: both Ukraine and the EU not ready to sign a legally binding agreement that would take into account the interests of the Russian Federation”, – said Medvedev on Monday at a meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers.

Earlier Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on suspension from 1 January 2016 to the Treaty on the free trade area (FTA) in Ukraine. The decree was signed “in view of exceptional circumstances affecting the interests and economic security of the Russian Federation and require urgent measures”.

As previously reported, on January 1, will enter into force on the economic part of the Association of Ukraine with the EU. Russia believes that it may have a negative impact on its economy.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that in the case of introducing trade embargoes of Ukrainian exports to Russia in 2016, according to preliminary data, will be reduced by $600 million.