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Last Saturday in Kyiv Russia’s president Vladimir Putin was describing longly the benefits what Ukraine got in Russia and Soviet empires. It was really funny to watch that nothing changed in the mind of Kremlin leaders. The rhetoric used in communist times remains the same in nowadays. “No man putteth new wine into old bottles”,… » read more

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Will Ukraine be fulfilling the Council’s conditions for signature of its Association agreement with the EU – or will not? That is main question for the next EU-Ukraine summit scheduled for Monday, 25. As for today the answer sounds “no”. Ukraine does nothing. More that, president Yanukovych does not demonstrate real intention to fulfill the… » read more

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Last week EU Commissioner on enlargement and European neighbourhood policy Štefan Füle has spent two days in Kyiv. His visit was the last high-level contact with Ukrainian authority before next EU-Ukraine summit, scheduled for February, 25 in Brussels. Naturally, an Association agreement was the main issue of Füle’s visit. It is almost on the table… » read more

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The manoeuvring between West and East was common Ukraine’s business for many years. So called “multi-vectorial foreign policy” meant to keep distance from Russia and to speak about European integration as top priority for the country. Practically, Ukraine did not make a choice yet. Country was indeed avoiding both integration processes led by Russia and… » read more

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Finally, Foreign affaires Council has produced its conclusions on Ukraine. The Council has taken just about one and half month to react for Ukrainian parliamentary elections happened on October, 28 and to decide what to do with Ukraine further. So it was unambiguously hard decision. The prospects of the Association agreement’s signature were the main… » read more

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