Poroshenko submits Ukraine-EU Association Agreement to Verkhovna Rada for ratification

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has submitted a draft law on ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement to the Verkhovna Rada.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has submitted a draft law on ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement to the Verkhovna Rada.

A report posted on the Verkhovna Rada website on Monday said, "The draft law on ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine, on one side, and the European Union, the European Nuclear Energy Forum and their member states, on the other side" was registered on September 15.

The text of the draft law and supplementary documents are not available on the parliament website as of yet.

Ukraine and the European Union signed economic provisions of the Association Agreement in Brussels on June 27 to stipulate the creation of a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. The economic provisions of the agreement also envisaged profound economic integration between Ukraine and the European Union.

The Verkhovna Rada and the European Parliament are expected to synchronize the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement on September 16.

However, Ukraine and the EU have agreed to defer the Association Agreement's provision pertaining to the free trade zone for a year, until December 31, 2015.

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