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EU Responds to Protests in Ukraine; Blocked Trade Agreement: November 29 and 30, 2013

EU Responds to Protests in Ukraine; Blocked Trade Agreement: November 29 and 30, 2013

EU responds to protests in Ukraine; Blocked trade agreement: November 29 and 30, 2013

The decision by Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych to cancel the planned signing of a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) sent shockwaves through his country and beyond. The signing was supposed to be the centerpiece of a summit of EU leaders in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, on November 28 and 29. But after Ukraine's easterly neighbor, Russia, warned that signing the pact would lead Moscow to erect new trade barriers against Ukrainian products, Yanukovych got cold feet. While the EU was humiliated by his last-minute move, its disappointment paled in comparison to the outrage sparked back ...

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