Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has announced that a Ukrainian delegation will travel to Brussels on Wednesday while another heads to Moscow, after Ukraine abandoned an accord with the European Union in the face of mounting pressure from Russia, a decision that has sparked massive protests across the country, France 24 reports.
“Tomorrow (Wednesday), our delegation will travel to Brussels to negotiate an EU integration agreement with favourable conditions for Ukraine,” the Prime Minister announced on the government’s website.
“We are still forming the delegation,” he added, without specifying who would lead the committee.
Brussels, on the other hand, insisted that the meetings might take time to organize.
“We can’t confirm that a Ukrainian delegation will arrive in Brussels tomorrow (Wednesday). We will fix a date and a location through the habitual diplomatic channels and we will make an announcement as soon as an agreement is reached,” said Peter Stano, the spokesperson for the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Stefan Füle.
“A second delegation will also be travelling to Moscow because we want to reinforce our strategic partnership and re-launch commercial relations with Russia,” the prime minister added.