Kwasniewski: no deal will be signed between the EU, Ukraine

22 November 2013 10:26
(QHA) - Senior EU envoy Aleksander Kwasniewski has said no deal will be signed between the bloc and Ukraine at a summit next week in Vilnius, Radio Free Europe informs. Kwasniewski told Polish media on November 21 that there would be no Association Agreement signed with Ukraine after Ukrainian lawmakers earlier in the day failed to agree on legislation that would allow jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to seek medical treatment abroad -- one the EU's key conditions for signing the agreement with Kyiv. Ukraine's government also announced it was suspending preparations to sign the agreement with the EU. A government decree on November 21 said the process was halted in order to fully analyze the impact of the planned agreement on industrial production and trade with Russia. The decree was signed by Prime Minister Nikolay Azarov. Russia had been angered by the proposed deal, and has warned Kyiv of trade repercussions. As reported, Ukraine's government also proposed setting up a three-party trade commission between Ukraine, the European Union, and Russia.