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18th EU-Ukraine summit to consider visa-free regime, Association Agreement, sanctions against Russia – Ukrainian FM

18th EU-Ukraine summit to consider visa-free regime, Association Agreement, sanctions against Russia – Ukrainian FMUkrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that the 18th EU-Ukraine summit, which is to be held in Brussels on November 24, will consider the following issues: a visa-free regime for Ukrainians, the extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation, the ratification of the Association Agreement and the signing of a memorandum of cooperation in the energy area.

"I believe that the key focus should be set on the situation in Donbas, the Russian aggression, the extension of sanctions ... and on the issues that are related to the occupied Crimea," Klimkin said on the Inter TV channel on Sunday night.

Klimkin said that a memorandum of cooperation in the energy sector is planned to be signed between Ukraine and the European Union at the summit, as well as the extension of the financial assistance from the EU to maintain reforms in Ukraine.

The minister informed that along with the issue of liberalising the visa regime between the EU and Ukraine, the ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU will be raised.

"We are conducting very close negotiations now ... We hope the talks will soon reach a positive decision on this issue," he said.
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