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KIEV, March 12. /ITAR-TASS/. The signing of the political chapter of the association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union without an economic one is inexpedient in present day conditions, parliamentarian Anna Gherman from the Party of Regions said on Wednesday.
“Under such developments as we see in the east of Ukraine and in Crimea, a political agreement gives us nothing in essence. If we had an economic agreement opening EU markets to Ukraine, it would be an argument for entrepreneurs, for the east of the country,” German’s press service quoted her as saying.
“If I were the authorities, I would have measured thrice and cut once. Possibly it would be good to wait for a while, agree on the economic package, on preferences for Ukraine,” she said. “And if Europe wanted to help Ukraine, it would have done it in a package, and we would have had very good arguments for the east and for Crimea. This is better than any decree of the acting president and decisions of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada [parliament],” the parliamentarian noted.
Earlier, parliament-appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine Aresniy Yatsenyuk said the political chapter of the association agreement would be signed within the next few weeks.