Internal situation in Ukraine doesn't influence negotiations with the EU, Foreign Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told journalists after a meeting with his German opposite number Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Prospects of reaching a new agreement between Ukraine and the EU are in focus at negotiations of official delegations.
Ukraine doesn't demand membership from the EU, Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.
Kyiv refuses from declarations in favour of pragmatic tactics of free crossborder move of citizens, access to finance and commodity markets, rehabilitation of transport corridors, legal employment of Ukrainians abroad, access for the youth to European educational programs and cooperation in the IT sector.
According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, negotiations on a new agreement between Ukraine and the EU will last for a year. Meanwhile, a document on simplification of visa regime for Ukrainian citizens is expected to be signed on June 18.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk also noted that Ukraine's full-fledged membership in the EU is the state's key goal.