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Ukraine fails to press its amendments into final docs of Eastern Partnership summit

November 25, 2:57 UTC+3 BRUSSELS

The Russian Ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov also said that Ukraine’s initiatives to tarnish Russia failed to reach the desired results

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Vladimir Chizhov

Vladimir Chizhov

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BRUSSELS, November 25. /TASS/. Russia is not mentioned in the final documents of the EU’s Eastern Partnership summit although participants in the summit could not by take up the ‘Russian theme’ in the course of discussions, the Russian Ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov said on Friday.

"As for the presence or absence of the Russian factor [in the final documents of the summit], I can state the absence of any mentioning of Russia there," he said in a comment on the results of the summit. "It’s hard to imagine the Russian issue wouldn’t come into picture there."

Chizhov added it would be hard to imagine Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko could leave the issue aside.

Along with it, he said Ukraine’s initiatives to tarnish Russia failed to reach the desired results.

"To the best of our knowledge, all the amendments Ukraine tried to squeeze into the final text of the document turned out no-go," Chizhov said.

The EU’s Eastern Partnership 5th summit - an initiative the stated objective of which is to establish partnership with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine - was held in Brussels on Friday. The participants issued a statement at the end where they acknowledged the pro-European ambitions of the associated countries [Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine - TASS] and said the initiative was not spearheaded at any third parties.

Appended to the statement is a list of twenty specific results the EU would like to see by 2020.

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