13 October 2011

Ukraine has East or West Choice

Tuesday 11 October 2011 was a big day for Ukraine.

After a court decided to send ex Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to prison for 7 years for so called 'abuse of office powers', the US and the EU reacted quickly to what they saw as a politically motivated case. Few people would disagree.

Although the EU declared yesterday that they would continue in talks with regards the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and Association Agreement with Ukraine, it was made clear that NOTHING will be signed unless Ukraine can show it is a real democracy with a respect for the rule of law and and openly practices values on par with other EU countries.

It decision time for Ukraine.

See: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/114671/

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