The Ukrainian government will be able to meet the conditions of the European Union for signing the Association Agreement with the European Union at the Eastern Partnership summit and hopes that the EU will take “political decision” on signing of the document, Ukraine's foreign minister Leonid Kozhara said in interview in Warsaw.

"I consider the actions, which we need to take till the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, are within the powers of both the Ukrainian government and the Parliament," the minister said.

Kozhara noted that Ukraine is ready to sign the Association Agreement with the European Union even now, adding that there is no unanimous consent to that among all the EU member states.
He explained this fact by a complex decision-making process in the European Union.

"In contrast to Ukraine, where political will is formed much easier, political will in the EU is a complex process. It is necessary to take into account the interests of the EU's main bodies, 27 capital cities and the major political parties," Kozhara said.

The minister said that the last meetings with representatives of the European Union inspire him in this regard.

“I am sure that a positive trend is seen towards signing the Association Agreement with the EU," the minister stressed.

However, he did not give a direct answer to the question, whether the signing of the Association Agreement is possible without the release of the former head of the Ukrainian government Yulia Tymoshenko and former interior minister Yuri Lutsenko.

The minister said that the problem of selective justice was touched upon during his meetings in Brussels, Berlin and Warsaw.



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