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3 October, 2013 12:25   ▪  

Bronislaw Komorowski: Ukraine signing EU agreement would be 'success for all’

President Bronislaw Komorowski has told Polish Radio he is optimistic that Ukraine will sign an association agreement with the EU at the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius in late November, Polskie Radio reports

"It would be a gigantic success from the point of the Eastern Europe, which would mean better prospects for us [... ], both economic and political,” Komorowski said, Tuesday morning ahead of the summit in the Lithuanian capital on 28 and 29 November. Komorowski said that he had spoken about the issue with Ukraine’s head of state, Viktor Yanukovich at the 68th session of the UN General Assembly last week, alongside European Council president Herman Van Rompuy and presidents of Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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One major sticking point is the imprisonment of former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko, now serving a seven-year prison term for “abuse of power” when concluding an energy deal with Russia. Tymoshenko's release from prison is one of the most important conditions put forward by the EU ahead of signing the association agreement, Polskie Radio adds.

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