EU Agreement won’t prevent Ukraine from joining CU

11 October 2013 16:34
(QHA) - Ukraine has the right to join the Customs Union holding a referendum after the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union. This was said by Ukrainian Premier Mykola Azarov, informs ForUm. “After signing the Association Agreement with the EU, Ukraine does not lose its sovereignty and the right to make decisions independently. There is an article in the Agreement, and the EU officially confirmed this, which does not hinder us to join free trade zones and customs unions and sign agreements. This is our sovereign right,” the premier said in an interview with the Sovetskaya Belorussiya newspaper posted on its Web site, Interfax reports. He added, if Ukraine one day comes to the conclusion that it is possible and beneficial to participate, including in the Customs Union, the legal referendum will be held. “Ukrainians will express their opinion, and the decision, which implementation no one will never hinder, will be made at the referendum,” the premier said.