Ukraine had no fundamental intention to initial the Association agreement at the Ukraine-EU summit, scheduled for December 19, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Pavlo Klymkyn told journalists in Brussels yesterday.

"The idea was to announce the end of negotiations, but the initialing is a technical, rather than a political process, which provides for approval of 1.5 thousand pages of the new agreement" he said.

Klimkin also added that the very initialing will be possible when the technical drafting of the text is completed. At the same time he did not specify the time needed for the completion.

The official also reminded that after the initialing Europe will need another 5-6 months to prepare the document for signing, as the text of the agreement must be translated into 23 official languages of the European Union.

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