Putin confirmed Russia's participation in negotiations on the economic part of the Association Agreement EU-Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putnam confirmed the participation of the Russian delegation at the talks in Brussels on the implementation of the economic part of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. He said this after a meeting in Moscow with German ChancellorAngela Merkel. It is reported. Commenting on the theme of the negotiations, Putin said: « We talked about the opportunity to continue our negotiations on the association agreement with the EU Ukraine regarding our economic interests. I would like to inform you that on 17-19 May in Brussels must leave our delegation led by Minister econnomic Development & raquo ;. Recently, the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmstr?m reported that the European Commission confirmed on May 18 of tripartite talks on the implementation of the economic part of the Association Agreement EU-Ukraine. According to her, Ukraine will present at the talks Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Russia –Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev. Russian Ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov recently appealed to the EU to postpone to 2017 the entry into force of the economic part of the Association Agreement Ukraine and the EU. Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Ian Tobminskyy Ukrainian government assured that no delay econoic of the association will not. Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the European parliament simultaneously ratified Association Agreement September 16, 2014. The political part of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU is already in force, the economic is going to work in 2016.