Russia behind Ukraine U-turn on EU

European commissioner says Russian pressure and “myths and misinterpretation” led to Ukraine’s decision not to sign trade and political deals with EU.

Ukraine’s decision not to sign political and trade agreements with the European Union is directly related to strong Russian economic pressure, coupled with Russian “myths and misinterpretation” about the trade deal offered by the EU to Ukraine, according to Štefan Füle, the European commissioner for the neighbourhood policy.

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