Western Ukraine is generally more enthusiastic about joining the EU than Eastern Ukraine. T92  The association agreement between Ukraine and the EU, which has just been signed and is in the process of ratification, has become highly controversial due to the Ukrainian political crisis in 2013 and the Ukrainian crisis with Russia this year. When and how has the Association Agreement evolved? The Association Agreement is a pioneering document: it is the first agreement based on a political association between the EU and one of the Eastern Partnership countries, unprecedented in terms of breadth (number of areas covered) and depth (details of commitments and deadlines). Visa facilitation and readmission agreements with Ukraine entered into force in 2008. In the same year, a visa dialog box was launched….