Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, Ukraine`s ambassador to the EU, reacted in February 2013 by rejecting any EU preconditions for signing the AA.  However, on 22 February 2013, 315 of the 349 registered members of the Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution indicating that Parliament will ensure that the „recommendations“ of the Foreign Affairs Council of 10 December 2012 are implemented „within its powers“.  At the 16th EU-Ukraine Summit on 25 February 2013, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy followed the Foreign Affairs Council`s December 2012 statement and reiterated the EU`s „demand for decisive action and tangible progress in these areas – no later than May of this year.“  On the same day, President Yanukovych declared that Ukraine would „do its best“ to meet the EU`s requirements.  At the time, President Yanukovych was also in talks with Russia to find the „right model“ of cooperation with the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.  On 25 February 2013, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso also clarified that „a country cannot be both a member of a customs union and be in a deep free trade area with the European Union“.  The rules of origin and methods of administrative cooperation established in the Protocol on Rules of Origin of Origin and its seven annexes are based on the pan2-euro-Mediterranean model. This will allow the accumulation of materials from the EFTA states, Ukraine and other Pan-Euro Med Member States as soon as the corresponding agreements between these countries and Ukraine are in force. After the referendum, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said ratification would be suspended during negotiations with the other parties to find a compromise.   In December 2016, a decision by the heads of state or government of EU member states was adopted, which presented legally binding interpretations of the agreement in order to address the concerns expressed in the referendum. In particular, it stated that it had not obliged the EU to grant Ukraine eu membership, or to provide security guarantees, military or financial aid or free movement within the EU.
  The decision would enter into force if the Netherlands ratified the agreement, which was to be approved by its Parliament.  At the end of January 2017, the Dutch government tabled a bill to confirm the approval of the agreement.  The Dutch House of Representatives approved the bill on 23 February 2017.  The Senate approved the bill on May 30, 2017.  EFTA states signed a free trade agreement with Ukraine on 24 June 2010 in Reykjavik, Iceland.