It was right decision to suspend the process of preparation for the conclusion of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, sociologist, director of Research and Branding Group Yevgeniy Kopatko said ForUm correspondent in exclusive comments.

"I think that this pause is absolutely correct thoughtful decision. It is necessary to focus on our own problems. Then it will be easier to build a dialogue with Europe and the Russian Federation," he said.

According to him, improvement of relations with Russia should become a key direction for Ukraine. "I emphasize that this is not the Customs Union and free trade area. Having built relations with Russia, it will be easier for us to build relations with the West. We must be protected," the expert said.

Moreover, according to him, Ukraine needs to create a parity with the EU.

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