‘The Ukraine has chosen Russia’

Published on 29 November 2013 at 16:21

Shame, shame, shame

The Eastern Partnership Summit ended in Vilnius on November 29 without achieving its primary goal: the signing of an association agreement with Ukraine. Right up to the end, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych blocked all attempts at compromise and restarting negotiations, deeming the EU's offer of €600m in financial assistance "humiliating". Kiev had said it needed €160bn to bring its economy up to European standards.

However, the EU consoled itself by signing association agreements with Georgia and Moldova, which could be completed within a year.

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