Klimkin found unnecessary piece of paper the final statement of the summit Ukraine — EU

Pavlo Klimkin

Kiev sees no need for a final statement of the summit Ukraine — EU, which was never agreed. About it on air of TV channel “inter” said Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, reports “Корреспондент.net”.

“It’s very simple: why do we need another piece of paper that repeats what is already stated in the Association Agreement?”, he said.

According to Klimkin, the parties must go to the approval of documents important new agreements. “I am not a fanatical supporter of just some of the statements that will be forgotten in 15 minutes,” explained the official.

Refusal of the participants of the summit from the final statement, it became known on July 13. The Ukrainian side insisted that the joint statement voiced phrase from the preamble of the Association agreement that the EU “recognises Ukraine’s European aspirations and welcomes its European choice”. However, EU representatives were against the inclusion in the document of these words. As stated later in Kiev, the parties “have not reached consensus.”

A summit of Ukraine and the EU was held on 13 July. Such events are held annually since 2002. The previous forum took place in November 2016 in Brussels.