EU-Ukraine summit approves plan for integration into EU common market – Zelensky

Dmitry Schwartz16:56, 03.02.23

According to the president, its implementation will make Ukraine a de facto member of the European Union at the level of economic sectors.

During the Ukraine-EU summit , which took place today in Kiev, an action plan was approved for further integration of Ukrainian economic sectors into the common market of the European Union.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said this during a briefing following the summit.

“One of the important achievements of the summit was the progress in the integration of Ukraine into the internal market of the European Union. We approved a plan of priority actions for 2023-2024. Its implementation will make Ukraine a de facto member of the European Union at the level of economic sectors – industry, agriculture, energy, digital services, transport, financial sector, customs,” he said.

He also added that at the summit a positive assessment was given to the implementation by Ukraine of the seven recommendations of the European Commission, which our country received along with the status of a candidate for joining the EU.

In addition, the head of state thanked for the allocation by the European Union of an additional 1 billion euros, which will be directed to projects under the program for the rapid restoration of Ukraine.

Despite the full-scale war, the president stressed, progress in the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU is obvious.

“Today, 72% of our obligations under the agreement have been fulfilled. Today, also at the summit, we presented progress in implementing the recommendations of the European Commission. have begun preparations for these negotiations, and we are waiting for the relevant decisions of the European Commission and the European Council. The goal is to start negotiations this year,” he added.

(C)UNIAN 2023


  1. This needs to get sorted. Turkey it seems thinks Russia (of all places) is in the common market already …

    At least 13 Turk­ish firms ex­ported a to­tal of at least $18.5 mil­lion worth of items, in­clud­ing plas­tics, rub­ber items and ve­hi­cles, to at least 10 Russ­ian com­pa­nies sanc­tioned by the U.S. for their role in Rus­sia’s as­sault on Ukraine, the data show. The Turk­ish com­pa­nies sent at least three ship­ments of Amer­i­can-made goods, ac­cord­ing to the data re­viewed by The Wall Street Jour­nal.

    Turk­ish firms also sent an­other $15 mil­lion in Amer­i­can-made el­e­va­tors, elec­tric gen­er­a­tors, cir­cuit boards and other items to Rus­sia in vi­o­la­tion of U.S. ex­port con­trols de­signed to starve Rus­sia of vi­tal mil­i­tary equip­ment from March to Oc­to­ber 2022, the data show.

    Turk­ish of­fi­cials say the coun­try only en­forces sanc­tions im­posed by the United Na­tions Se­cu­rity Coun­cil, not those im­posed by coun­tries like the U.S. The Turk­ish for­eign min­istry also says it doesn’t con­done at­tempts to evade sanc­tions on Rus­sia. 


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