December 4, 2013

Ukraine and Europe's New Geopolitical Game

Ulrich Speck, CNN

The Associated Press

Ultimately, it's about power. When Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich suspended an agreement with the European Union (EU) on November 21, his personal considerations would certainly have been a driving factor. Signing the agreement would not only have brought Ukraine much closer to its Western neighbors. It would also have made its political sphere more democratic and competitive and its economy more transparent -- outcomes that would have been unlikely to fit with Yanukovich's personal interests.

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Europe, European Union, Viktor Yanukovych

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