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Swedish FM rebukes Yanukovich for double standards, Russia for propaganda

December 16, 2013, 14:49 UTC+3 BRUSSELS
"We are ready to negotiate but for this to happen, Ukraine needs a stance that we do not see now," Carl Bildt said
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BRUSSELS, December 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Sweden's Foreign Minister has denounced Ukraine's president for "double standards" and Russia for "lies and disinformation" during talks on Ukraine's association agreement with the European Union.

"We are ready to sign the (association) agreement with Ukraine any day soon if Ukraine demonstrates political will," Carl Bildt said of his country while speaking to EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday.

"We are ready to negotiate but for this to happen, Ukraine needs a stance that we do not see now," he said.

Referring to negotiations on EU association in the town of Vilnius, Lithuania, Bildt said Ukraine's President Yanukovich "has shown nothing but double standards", Sweden's minister said.

"In Vilnius, he says he is eager to sign the agreement, then he pledges to try in court those who prepared the document and finally refers to Brussels the first deputy prime minister who says nothing," the minister said.

Bildt criticized Russia for a propaganda campaign launched against Ukraine "based on lies and disinformation" as well as "economic repression measures against Ukraine".

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