Ukrainian deputy Prime Minister Yuriy Boiko thinks that the European Commission will not object to Ukraine gaining observer status in the Eurasian Economic Commission and, respectively, in the Customs Union, he told journalists on Wednesday after a meeting of five presidents in Astana (Kazakhstan).

“I don’t think that the European Commission will object to the status we gained today,” Boiko said, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

While speaking about the Customs Union, the official said that “this union is moving forward and (advancing) today.”

“That’s why this observer status, which we’ve practically received after a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, brings us many benefits. It is important that we are looking with open eyes into the future of the Customs Union and at our place in the union,” he said.

He added that the observer status in the Customs Union will allow Ukraine to understand better the possible economic risks and hold negotiations on a number of areas that are especially important to Ukraine, in particular aviation and engineering.

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