"The main thing is that we no longer consider the very cooperation as some kind of a threat to Ukraine's sovereignty. On the contrary, the Organization is put into the active arsenal of Ukrainian policy on the post-Soviet space," he said, summing up the activities of the Foreign Ministry in 2011.
According to Voloshyn, the Organization is beneficial for Ukraine. "We use this particular platform [CIS - ed.] in order to advance our interests. If a free trade area (FTA) with CIS starts working, it first and foremost will be a win for domestic companies," the diplomat emphasized.
Voloshyn added that a FTA with the CIS "in no way contradicts the creation of a FTA with the European Union".
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