FTA deal with EU to come into effect despite Russian threats to impose embargo on Ukrainian goods – Yatseniuk
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk has said that the Agreement on a Free Trade Area (FTA) with the European Union will come into force in early 2016 despite Russia's threats to impose an embargo on Ukrainian goods.
"Anyway, the FTA Agreement will be signed from January 1, 2016. Russia said that it will introduce embargo for Ukrainian goods in such a case. That's why I want to inform Russia first of all that the agreement will take effect," Yatseniuk said at a joint press briefing with Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius in Kyiv on Friday.
According to him, a Russia embargo "would become an embargo for Ukrainian citizens, not for Ukrainian goods."