Eu Ukraine Association Agreement Implementation
The document also mentions cooperation with Belarus and Kazakhstan in this regard.   Experts who commented on the “leaked document” argued that Medvedchuk had no chance of winning the 2015 presidential elections and could not seriously disrupt the signing of the association agreement.   The agreement also obliges both parties to cooperate and converge policies, legislation and regulations in a wide range of areas. [how?] These include equal rights for workers, visa waiver for individuals, exchange of information and personnel in the field of justice, modernisation of Ukrainian energy infrastructure, access to the European Investment Bank and many others. On 19 September 2013, President Putin declared that Russia would impose “protectionist measures” on Ukraine once the EU Association Agreement was implemented.  The next day, Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Duma (Russia`s most important parliament), commented that Ukraine was in a “semi-colonial dependence” on the EU.  On October 8, 2013, President Putin said that the free trade agreement “can create some problems for trade and cooperation . . .