Press release following the signing of the political provisions of the Association Agreement (21/03/2014)

European Union Heads of State and Government and Ukrainian Prime Minister H.E. Mr Arseny Yatseniuk convened today at an extraordinary summit for the signing of the political provisions of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, honouring the European Council pledge of 6 March.

Today's signing highlights the EU's strong support for Ukraine in these difficult times. The EU Heads of State and Government also reaffirmed their commitment to signing the remaining provisions. In the meantime, the EU will soon temporarily remove customs duties on Ukrainian exports to the EU. These steps are proof of the EU and Ukraine's shared wish for closer political association and economic integration.