European Parliament to consider Ukrainian-Russian trade dispute August 28

The Chairman of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, Elmar Brok MEP, has scheduled an extraordinary meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the morning of Wednesday, 28 August 2013 to discuss in the presence of high-ranking EU officials how the EU should respond to these developments, reads a statement posted on the official website of the European People's Party.

"We also need to assess the political implications of recent threats made by Russia that it might restrict trade with Ukraine in case the country signs an association and free-trade agreement with the European Union. This is a serious development which could cast a heavy shadow on the forthcoming Summit in Vilnius".

The meeting will take place in the European Parliament on Wednesday 28 August. It will be public and open to the media.

Adapted from Ukrinform