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Russia drops opposition to EU-Ukraine trade deal starting 2016: EU

AFP , Monday 18 May 2015
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Russia has dropped its demands for a further delay in a landmark EU-Ukraine trade deal at the heart of the Ukraine crisis and accepts that it will now begin next year, the EU said Monday.

"The reference that the (trade agreement) enter into force on 1 January 2016 was not contested by the Russian delegation," Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmostroem said after talks with Russian and Ukrainian officials.

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