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WARSAW, November 20./Itar-Tass/ - Chances that Ukraine and the EU will sign the association agreement at Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius are less than 50 percent, Poland’s Foreign Minister Wadysaw Sikorski said on the radio on Wednesday.
Ukraine had made a mistake by delaying some crucial decisions till the very last moment, Sikorski said.
“I recommended the preconditions should be implemented, so that now, at the end of it all, we could help handle economic and political pressures from Russia,” Sikorski said.
He added Ukraine made certain progress in drifting away from what he described as “Stalinist prosecution model” and biased justice and towards achieving a more democratic election legislation. In particular, many former jailed officials have now been released.
Last Monday the EU foreign ministers met for the last time before the summit in Vilnius but failed to decide on the agreement or choose a date for another round of negotiations, Sikorski said. Now Ukraine should do something for the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy to gather for an extraordinary meeting, he added.