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    Kiev is not going to engage in talks on amending the EU Association Agreement despite the Netherlands' stance on the issue, Ukraine's foreign minister said.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Kiev will not engage in talks on amending its association deal with the European Union despite the Netherlands' suggestions, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Thursday.

    "As for talks on making amendments to the existing agreement, we are not engaging in them and do not intend to, and such amendments are impossible without our consent and the consent of all EU member states," Klimkin told LB.ua.

    The European Union and Ukraine signed an Association Agreement in June 2014. It was formally ratified by all EU member states but the Approval Act for the ratification of the deal, adopted by the Dutch parliament in July 2015, has not entered into force yet. In April 2016, the Dutch voters rejected the Agreement’s ratification in an advisory referendum.


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