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"My forecast is that the Senate will support it next week. Then the Dutch government can ratify the association agreement," Rutte told Radio Svoboda, which quoted him in Ukrainian.  

"This [the vote] should take place next week, on Tuesday. We had a good debate on the issue last Tuesday [May 23], so now we can vote and ratify it. This is a very positive thing for the EU, Ukraine and Russia, because it will help stabilize the situation in the region," Rutte said.

Read alsoDutch Senate forms majority to support EU-Ukraine Association AgreementAs UNIAN reported earlier, on February 23, the second chamber of the Dutch Parliament upheld a government-proposed bill providing for the ratification of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. The document must be ratified by the Senate.