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Poroshenko signs law ratifying EU-Ukraine Association Agreement


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law ratifying the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
He signed the document in the Verkhovna Rada after it was simultaneously ratified by the Ukrainian and European parliaments.
The simultaneous ratification process took place through a videoconference between Kyiv and Strasbourg, Ukrinform reports.
In the European Parliament a respective legislative resolution was supported by 535 deputies.
In the Verkhovna Rada a draft law on ratification of the Association Agreement was backed by 355 MPs.
Following ratification by the legislative bodies of Ukraine and the EU, the provisional application of certain provisions of the political, institutional and sectoral parts of the document will begin from November 1, 2014.
The agreement will come into force in full after its ratification by all 28 member states of the EU.
The tentative deadline for the implementation of the Association Agreement is ten years.
Ukraine and the EU signed the Association Agreement in two stages: the political part on March 21, 2014 and the economic chapter on June 27, 2014.

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