Ukraine Ready To Sign EU Trade Deal ‘Immediately’ – Poroshenko – 4 June 2014

RT logoUkraine’s President-elect Petro Poroshenko is ready to sign a deal establishing free trade between the EU and Ukraine, right after his inauguration on June 7. The agreement lies at the heart of the Ukraine crisis and he hopes it will help “restore peace”.

“I’m ready to sign the economic part of the Association Agreement and to enter a free trade zone with the EU immediately after the inauguration,” Poroshenko said during a meeting in Warsaw on Wednesday with Austrian President Heinz Fischer.

Kiev signed the political part of the trade agreement, which will break down barriers between Ukraine’s $145 billion economy and Europe’s nearly $17 trillion economy.

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