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Ukraine and UK to start talks about new trade agreement
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Ukraine and UK to start talks about new trade agreement

Ukraine’s Economy Ministry is expecting to start official negotiations with the United Kingdom concerning a new cooperation and trade agreement between the two countries this year. The new free trade agreement will be similar to Ukraine’s existing agreement with the European Union, according to the ministry.

In a comment to the Kyiv Post, the ministry’s spokesperson Roksolana Pidlasa stated that there is mutual interest between Ukraine and the U.K. in a new trade agreement and that talks will most likely begin as soon as the U.K. will vote on official terms concerning the country’s European Union exit.