EU promised financial aid for Ukraine if it signs trade pact

13 December 2013 09:54
BRUSSELS (QHA) - The EU has held out a promise of more financial aid for Ukraine, if it signs a trade pact, reports Euronews. As we earlier reported, Ukraine requested financial assistance in the amount of 20 billion euro from the European Union as part of preparations for signing an association agreement. Serhiy Arbuzov, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister, has been to Brussels to seek assistance for the troubled nation. Enlargement Commissioner, Stefan Fule, told a press conference he had offered a road map allowing Kyiv to work towards signing a deal. “We have agreed today that on the basis of a clear commitment of Ukraine to sign the association agreement, we will prepare a road map for implementation of the association agreement,” he said.