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    The three parties will hold talks on the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement on September 7, according to Kiev.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Trilateral negotiations between Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union on the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement are scheduled for September 7, Ukrainian Trade Representative Nataliya Mykolska said Wednesday.

    "Preparing for tripartite EU-Ukraine-Russia talks on the trade part of the EU Association Agreement in Brussels, September 7," Mykolska wrote on Twitter.

    The Ukraine-EU Association Agreement establishes a political and economic association between the parties. The association deal was signed after the new Ukrainian government came to power in 2014.

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    Russia, as Ukraine's biggest trading partner, has repeatedly insisted on being included in the negotiations over Ukraine's EU association, fearing the process could result in an uncontrolled flow of European goods to the Russian market.

    Russia’s concerns over the implementation of the agreement led to a postponement of the free-trade zone's implementation until early 2016.


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