Canada and Ukraine have signed a free trade agreement

premier-ministre-ukrainien-arseni-iatsenioukCanada and Ukraine have signed a free trade agreement whose terms will be specified on Tuesday during a visit to Ottawa Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, media reported Monday.

Canada, which has more than one million people of Ukrainian origin, has multiplied the symbolic gestures towards Kiev since the February Revolution of 2014 and the annexation of the Crimea by Russia.

Ottawa and Kiev had resumed their discussions for a free trade treaty early in 2014, with the arrival in power of Mr. Yatsenyuk underlined the Globe and Mail that announces the conclusion of the Agreement shopping .

The Ukrainian economy is stifled by three years of recession and more than a year of war: its national debt is expected to reach 94% of GDP this year, according to the IMF. Trade between Canada and Ukraine totaled $ 244 million in 2014.

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