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Ukraine shows a "positive trend" in the issue of signing the Association Agreement with the European Union in November, and Ukraine will be able to sign this document if fulfills conditions previously put forward. This was stated by European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Füle in interview with Gazeta Wyborcza Polish newspaper.
"Of course, Ukraine will be able to sign the Association Agreement in November, it depends on the state. Position on this matter has been clearly expressed by the Council of the European Union: the country should stop selective justice, should reform the electoral law and to show progress in the implementation of the European standards," he said.
"I see a positive trend: the government understands how important agreement is for the country and for us," Füle said.
The European Commissioner also expressed confidence that the Ukrainian government clearly wants to integrate with the European Union, and does not choose between the West and the Customs Union established by the Russian Federation.
Füle added that the EU does not prepare "plan B" with respect to the Association Agreement with Ukraine, noting that even if, for some reason, this document will not be signed - it's not going to push Ukraine closer to Russia.
"If it does not happen, it will not diminish the role of Ukraine in the region, on the contrary - it will strengthen and create great opportunities for cooperation with all neighbors, including Russia," he said.
At the same time, he did not give a direct answer to the question whether release of Yulia Tymoshenko remains a prerequisite for the signing of the Association Agreement.