UKRAINE AND THE CUSTOMS UNION - CALLING THE EU'S BLUFF

15.01.13


A Financial Times blog by Steven Pifer, US Ambassador to Ukraine 1998-2000 analyses Ukraine's current approach to the Moscow-led Customs Union and the EU. It concludes that President Yanukovych is flirting with the Customs Union to try to divert the West's attention away from Ukraine's continued lack of progress in strengthening democratic standards to the level required by the EU, but that this shows that the Ukrainian elite has an inflated sense of Ukraine's significance in the current geopolitical landscape.

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