Aa Agreement

He also asked Brussels to help Ukraine ease the conditions for a possible IMF loan. [76] The EU refused trilateral talks and asked Yanukovych to commit to signing the association agreement, which he refused. [76] Following a summit, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said the EU would not tolerate the „veto of a third country“ in its negotiations for closer integration with Ukraine. [77] He also said: „We are going on a long journey that will help Ukraine become like others what we now call `new member states`.“