Hans Timmer, the World Bank Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia, said this during the roundtable meeting, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
"26 countries have already signed the agreement, and I do not think it [the referendum results] will have a direct impact on the economy," he said.
According to Timmer, the group, which initiated holding of a referendum on the issue, is anti-European.
"The referendum on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement is almost an accident. There was no discussion, people just expressed their general discontent," the World Bank’s Chief Economist said.