Implementation as of 2015-10-12
In accordance with the Minsk Declaration of 12 February 2015
Excerpt from press release:
"The two parties, under the mediation of the European Commission, represented by Vice-President Šefčovič, agreed on the terms and conditions of gas deliveries from Russia to Ukraine, notably on purchase price, payment conditions, guarantee of transit and conditions for financing."
Excerpt: "finding practical solutions to Russian concerns about the implementation of the DCFTA"
Joint Operational Conclusions by the European Commission, the Russian Federation and Ukraine
The Parties have reiterated their commitment towards the development of trade in the region as a means to achieve inclusive economic growth.
Commitment by Ukraine and Russia to consider initiation of a revision of the rules of origin of the CIS FTA;
Technical barriers to trade (TBT)
Creation of a dedicated working group to further develop the harmonisation process
Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues (SPS)
Consider the preparation of an updated arrangement between Ukraine and Russia on bilateral acceptance of veterinary certificates;
A video publication of LeMonde.fr
Ukraine: Understanding the origins of the crisis in five minutes
Conception: F. Fattori, F. Holzinger, M. Gérard, J. Gautheret
Cartography: J. Grandin, V. Malécot
Narration and Creation/Production: D. Walther
Ideal Position of Crimea at the Black Sea
Sebastopol port: An important naval base
58% of gas comes from Russia
In 2010, after its crisis, Ukraine develops strong trade relationships with the EU: 37,7 billion euros vs 24,1 bilion euros with Russia
EU proposes to integrate Ukraine in an “Eastern Partnership”. This is a project addressed to other former USSR republics as well,
with a double agreement of association and free trade.
Putin views Ukraine as a centrepiece of a Customs Union, a forerunner/prefiguration of a Eurasian Union between many different ex-USSR republics.
At the end of 2013 président Viktor Ianoukovitch announces suddenly the end of negotiations with the EU and decides to approach Russia.
This causes anger in the population; it is considered to be a betrayal.