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Ukraine to Start Negotiations with EU ASAP

World | January 9, 2014, Thursday // 14:43| Views: 1437 | Comments: 2
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Ukraine to Start Negotiations with EU ASAP: Ukraine to Start Negotiations with EU ASAP Ukrainian PM Mykola Azarov, photo EPA/BGNES

Ukraine will begin negotiations for an Association Agreement with the EU and the creation of a free trade zone, says Prime Minister Mykola Azarov.

"With our European partners we will speak the language of facts and figures. We must not ignore the risks, " said Azarov at the Cabinet meeting Thursday.

The Ukrainian PM assigned the task to make the necessary preparations for the signing of the Agreement "in a very short period of time," the Bulgarian news agency "Focus"reported.

For weeks in a row, pro-EU protesters vent their anger at President Viktor Yanukovych's refusal to sign a strategic agreement with the EU and seek closer ties with Russia instead.

The wave of demonstrations in support of EU integration in Ukraine started on November 21 after the decision of Yanukovych to back out of an Association Agreement with the European Union amid pressure from the Kremlin.

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koopp - 13 Jan 2014 // 05:47:04

The governments of both Ukraine and Russia are democratically elected and they did not declare war against the people of Ukraine.

Opposition leaders do not represent interests of Ukrainian people but EU interests. Vitali Klitschko was not born in Ukraine and resides in Germany since 1992, he represents German interests, obviously not Ukrainian.Oleh Tyahnybok is a Neo Nazi (even had swastika on his party logo years ago)who made numerous comments about hating Jewish people.
The Ukraine’s far-right ultra-nationalist political party, Svoboda All-Ukrainian Union, recently received global media attention after one of its officials called Ukrainian-born American film actress Mila Kunis a “dirty Jewess,” sparking outrage in Western Europe, Israel and the U.S. Ihor Miroshnychenko, the deputy chief of Svoboda, wrote on his Facebook account: “[Kunis] is not Ukrainian, she is a Yid. She is proud of it, so [the] Star of David be with her.”

Senator John McCain came to Ukraine, obviously representing small interests groups, EU investors and bankers. He participated in a coup to overthrow democratic government and later mentioned that opposition leaders inspired him (Neo Nazi Party), not sure if he knew or at least googled Oleh Tyahnybok's name.

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koopp - 13 Jan 2014 // 05:44:46

EU is bankrupt, look at Greece and Spain. Why to join EU?
Part of agreement with EU was to double utilities prices, cut government assistance and freeze salaries for Ukrainian people. So-called "operation" to get healthy as Vitalii Klitschko called it.
Older people, disabled people, single mothers, poor people, other underprivileged folks would not survive these transitional period and shame to say but reality they would die off. EU proposed monstrous conditions for Ukraine to sign and pressured Ukrainian leaders for months