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The solution of the main problem on the way to signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union – the so-called “selective justice” or “Yuliya Tymoshenko’s question” is accompanied by not completely logical messages and appeals on the side of the European partners of Ukraine. And also, the discrepancy between these messages and appeals… » read more

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After a brief slackening, the representatives of the Russian Federation with a vengeance took to “forcing” Ukraine to change its vector of European integration into the pro-Russian one. It all started with the CIS Summit in Minsk, during which the Ukrainian side vigorously promoted the idea of the probable cooperation with the Customs Union after… » read more

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In Ukraine there continue to get inflamed virtual passions around the notorious “Yuliya Tymoshenko’s question” without the solution of which, obviously, the Association Agreement with the EU during the Vilnius summit won’t be signed. Headlines of local newspapers and web-sites dazzle with messages like “How to get rid of Yulia? ” Politicians of both antagonistic… » read more

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If we put aside still unresolved “Tymoshenko’s question” for some time and imagine that that the Association Agreement and the Free Trade Area between Ukraine and the EU is either signed or not, then it is possible to analyze what will occur further on in both cases. For example, Vladimir Putin’s adviser Sergey Glazyev has… » read more

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Last Friday a number of events took place in Ukraine, which allows stating that Ukraine is, as never before, close to fulfilling Europe’s requirements for the successful signing of the Association Agreement at the Vilnius Summit. The matter concerns, in particular, the resolution of the “selective justice” issue or, to put it simply, the notorious… » read more

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The deference of the publication of the report by Pat Cox and Aleksander Kwasniewski for one more month has added intrigue to an even more difficult situation with Ukraine’s fulfillment of the European requirements for the Association Agreement signature. We will remind that according to an EMP Pawel Zalewski the European Parliament postponed the report… » read more

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There are some steps left to be done for the successful signing of the Association Agreement. In particular, President Viktor Yanukovych persuades that legislation on public prosecution and elections needs to be adopted and also the “issue of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko” needs to be solved. Mr Yanukovych also reminded that the Cox-Kwasniewsky Mission… » read more

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During the last couple of months Ukraine has seen an abrupt invocation of pro-Russian political projects. The reason for that is plain – the Ukrainian authorities, which were considered to be orientated exceptionally towards Russia in the public consciousness, had a sudden change of direction towards integration into Europe. Today, on the threshold of the… » read more

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The adoption of the resolution by the European Parliament giving quite a tough assessment of Russia’s pressure on the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Ukraine among them) was, in general, positively accepted in Ukraine. We will remind that the resolution, among other things, reads the EU is ready to protect the countries of the Eastern… » read more

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