The signing of an agreement on association and the creation of a free trade area is a confirmation of Ukraine's EU membership prospects, MEP Pawel Kowal, a co-chair of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, said.

"I think that there is a certain misunderstanding of this problem. The association agreement and the agreement on a free trade area are the most effective in the history of the European Union and in the history of such agreements," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Thursday, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

"It's already almost 95% effective membership of the European Union," he said.

Kowal added that the document that was signed by Poland "was much less effective" than the document that Ukraine could get.

"As such, this document should be viewed as membership prospects," he said.

"I don't think that we need to exaggerate the problem of reflecting [EU] membership prospects in the document directly, because, in principle, there is no such wording in any of the EU documents on association," Kowal said.

As reported, Ukraine's leaders have repeatedly stated that Ukraine's EU membership prospects should be reflected in the agreement on association and a free trade area.

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