Eu Association Agreement
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych reaffirmed his commitment to the agreement in his annual speech on Ukraine`s Independence Day on 24 August and called it an incentive for Ukraine to become a modern European state. In the same speech, he also called for the preservation and deepening of relations”…, the united Russia, countries of the Eurasian community, other world leaders and new centers of economic development.  Pro-European Ukrainian opposition politicians said that Russia`s action was in line with a leaked document that set out a Russian government strategy to rob Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia`s customs union of Ukraine and prevent further association with Euro-Atlantic structures. The 14-language document lists efforts to promote pro-Russian rhetoric in the media dominated by anti-Russian views, to punish pro-European entrepreneurs, tv moguls and Ukrainian politicians, to elect pro-Russian Viktor Medvedchuk as president in 2015, and then to clean up pro-European officials. In this context, there is also reference to cooperation with Belarus and Kazakhstan.   Experts who commented on the leaked document argued that Medvedchuk had no chance of winning the 2015 presidential elections and could not seriously disrupt the signing of the association agreement.   In certain circumstances, trade negotiations have been concluded with a trading partner, but have not yet been signed or ratified. This means that, although the negotiations are over, no part of the agreement is yet in force. The Committee on Trade and Sustainable Development will meet in the first year following the entry into force of the agreement and, if necessary, will oversee the implementation of Title VIII (Trade and Sustainable Development), including cooperation activities conducted in accordance with Title VI (Economic and Trade Development) of Part III of the agreement. The committee`s decisions and recommendations are adopted by mutual agreement between the parties and made available to the public, unless the committee decides otherwise. The European Commission reports annually on the implementation of its main trade agreements in the previous calendar year. Negotiated agreement, meetings, fact sheets, circular reports Article 359 of the agreement provides for the accession of new members. If Ukraine opted for the agreement, the customs union of the Eurasian Economic Commission of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia would withdraw from free trade agreements with the country, said Russian presidential adviser Sergei Glazyev.
 On 21 November 2013, a Ukrainian government decree suspended preparations for the signing of the agreement, which was to be signed at an EU summit in Vilnius from 28 to 29 November 2013, and it was not signed. [h]         The decision to organize the signing of the Association Agreement led to the Ukrainian revolution in 2014.   Association agreements are comprehensive framework agreements between the EU (or its predecessors) and its member states, as well as an external state that governs their bilateral relations.