Interfax | 2 September 2015
EU backs free trade agreement with Ukraine’s entry into effect on Jan 1, 2016 – foreign minister
The European Union supports the entry into effect of the economic section of the Ukrainian-EU Association Agreement on January 1, 2016, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said.
"Good talk with @MalmstromEU [EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom] Pleased that we are on the same page: Ukraine-EU Association Agreement will be fully applicable as of 01.01.2016," Klimkin said via Twitter.
It was reported earlier that Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk had anticipated that Russia would impose an absolute embargo on Ukrainian agricultural exports starting in 2016, as the Ukrainian-EU free trade agreement takes effect.