Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk told reporters after a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion in Kyiv, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
"We have decided that this agreement [on FTA] has to be finally signed this year and sent to national parliaments for ratification. As this agreement is the opening of our common markets and another step to help Ukraine overcome not only military but also economic aggression provided by the Russian Federation," Yatsenyuk said.
The Prime Minister recalled that in July of last year, two countries concluded negotiations on a free trade area between Ukraine and Canada. Then the corresponding document was initialed.