18:24 19.12.2011

Ratification of association agreement with EU to depend on Ukraine's commitment to rule of law

Ukraine and the European Union intend to initial their Association Agreement in the coming weeks, but its further signing and ratification will depend on developments in Ukraine, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said.

"We will initial it very soon, but its further signing and ratification will depend on the implementation and compliance with the principle of the rule of law here in Ukraine," Barroso said at the Civil Society in Ukraine Forum in Kyiv on Monday.

The European Commission president said it was difficult to predict how events would unfold.

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