President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has said he remains optimistic regarding the signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, Interfax reports.

“Despite there being many obstacles, I’m still optimistic that a decision that will help Ukraine to sign Association Agreement, will be taken,” he said in Brussels on Thursday after a Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament, which discussed the monitoring mission of former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski and former European Parliament President Pat Cox.

In particular, the Conference of Presidents decided that Cox and Kwasniewski would report to them on October 15.

Moreover, Schulz reported that last Thursday he had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, “and today or tomorrow Cox and Kwasniewski, on behalf of the European Parliament, are on a visit to Kharkiv and Kyiv to obtain a clear view before making their report.I’m still optimistic,” the EP president said.


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