The signing by Ukraine of an Association Agreement with the European Union does not close the possibility for cooperation with the Customs Union, EU Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski said as part of his working trip to Donetsk on Monday, Ukrinform informed.

"The Association Agreement has no negative provisions on cooperation with the CIS countries, as well as other partners of Ukraine, there is the possibility of establishing a free trade area with other countries," he said at a meeting with chairman of Donetsk Regional State Administration Andriy Shyshatsky.

According to Tombinski, it is very important to provide, where Ukraine will be moving to after the Vilnius summit, at which it is expected to sign the Association Agreement with the EU.

"Much has to be done to implement this agreement. One of its most important provisions is to improve standards. What keys need to be found to open the market. This can and should be the modernization of the Ukrainian economy, this path should be also laid through the achievement of European standards," the EU diplomat noted.

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