How the EU Association Agreement Makes Existing Ukraine-Russia Trade Links Impossible

How the EU Association Agreement Makes Existing Ukraine-Russia Trade Links Impossible Russia Insider

by Alexander Mercouris on Mon, May 4, 2015
The tripartite negotiations between Russia, Ukraine and the EU to resolve the problems thrown up by Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU are going nowhere. The Russians insist on changes to the text of the agreement. The Europeans categorically reject this, as do the Ukrainians. In order to understand why there is this deadlock, it is necessary to say something about the nature of the Ukraine EU Association Agreement, since it is not very well understood. Most people believe the agreement is intended to create a free trade area between the EU and Ukraine.   It is easy to understand why people think this since that is what the Association Agreement itself says in Article 25: (…)

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