Photo: This is the final stage of the ratification process, which will allow you to start implementing the Agreement from 1 September

Ministers of member countries of the EU approved the decision formally, without discussion.

The EU Council finally approved the Association Agreement with Ukraine, thus the European Union completed the ratification of the Agreement. The decision was taken without discussion at the European meeting on Tuesday, July 11, reported on the website of the EU Council.

“On 11 July, the Council adopted a decision on the conclusion of the Association Agreement with Ukraine on behalf of the European Union. This happens on the eve of the summit EU-Ukraine in Kyiv on 12 and 13 July”, – is told in the message.

After completing international legal procedures Association EU-Ukraine will finally enter into force from 1 September 2017 .

We will remind, on June 13, the Ministry of justice of the Netherlands has signed the law on ratification of the Association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.

Commenting on the decision, Russia stated that the Dutch government deceived its people.