27 Apr 2010 15:28

Ukraine won

STRASBOURG. April 27 (Interfax) - Ukraine will not join the Customs Union being formed by Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, President Viktor Yanukovych said.

"Ukraine's entry into the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan is not possible today, since the economic principles and the laws of the WTO do not allow it," Yanukovych told PACE members in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Ukraine, which is already a WTO member, "has integrated itself into this system and we develop our policy in accordance with WTO principles," he said.