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EU signs trade pact with Ukraine,
ceasefire extended by 72 hours

Reuters, by Robin Emmott & Justyna Pawlak

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 6/27/2014 10:01:36 PM

Brussels - The European Union signed an historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday. (Snip) Georgia and Moldova signed similar deals, holding out the prospect of deep economic integration and unfettered access to the EU´s 500 million citizens, but alarming Moscow, which is concerned about losing influence over former Soviet republics. The week-long ceasefire had been due to expire on Friday. The extension was made, Poroshenko´s website said, in line with a Monday deadline

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How can Putin be involved in ceasefire talks when he claims that it is NOT his troops overtaking Ukrainian land, like the Crimea? Either way, this is going to be a real thorn in the Russian Bear´s paw. Things could escalate in the region suddenly.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 6/27/2014 10:45:43 PM     (No. 9902801)

When you have a psychopathic thug in charge, anything is possible. Putin is a KGB thug without a conscience of any type.
I worry for my friends in Ukraine.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 6/27/2014 10:54:24 PM     (No. 9902806)

If the US were not so weak now, this would not be happening.

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