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MP: Ukraine’s budget depends on papers to be signed in Moscow Tuesday

December 17, 2013, 15:18 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, December 17. /ITAR-TASS/. The main parameters of Ukraine’s state budget for the next year depend on the documents to be signed later on Tuesday within the framework of a visit to Russia by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, the head of the ruling Party of Region’s parliamentary faction, Alexander Yefremov, told a briefing.

Budgeting was earlier linked with the plans to sign the association agreement with the European Union, he said. “As the European association agreement was not signed, and taking into consideration that a phase of negotiations with Russia ends today with some documents planned for the signing, the government will be able to finalize the budget proceeding from the gas price policy and other components,” Yefremov said.

The parliamentarian said the government would consider the draft budget on Wednesday, and on Thursday the document would go to the parliament.

Focusing on Kremlin negotiations of the Ukrainian delegation led by President Viktor Yanukovich on Tuesday, Yefremov said “we hope very much that cooperation with Russia will not only be unblocked but will sizably improve after the signing of major bilateral documents”.

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