According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Brussels considered that “economic relations between Moscow and Kiev cannot be ignored”. Before the entry into force, “thousands of exceptions must be agreed,” the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung informs, referring to sources in Brussels. [227] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has an important role to play in supporting and diplomatically supporting the implementation of negotiations for bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (in addition, free trade agreements). Chapter 4 aims to improve the legal framework for EFTA and Ukrainian investors investing in sectors not covered by the Trade in Services Chapter. The agreement provides for both non-discriminatory market access for direct investment and fair, equitable and non-discriminatory treatment of existing investments. In some areas, the parties have entered reservations on the basis of restrictions imposed by their national legislation (Annexes XI and XII). Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych reaffirmed his commitment to the agreement in his annual speech on Ukraine`s Independence Day on August 24, urging Ukraine to become a modern European state. In the same speech, he also called for building relationships.” Russia, countries of the Eurasian community, other world leaders and new centers of economic development. [216] Pro-European Ukrainian opposition politicians commented that the Russian action was in line with a leaked document that outlined a Russian government strategy to extend the customs union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia to Ukraine and prevent its continued association with Euro-Atlantic structures. .

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