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 Putin Set an Ultimatum: Either Ukraine Joins the Customs Union or Trading Relations will Chill

During a personal conversation of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the latter set an ultimatum: if Kiev does not agree to join the Customs Union within a 2-month period, it shall expect a chilling of the trading conditions.

According to the sources of ZN.UA, "during the last personalconversation there was an ultimatum: if Kiev does not agree to jointhe Customs Union within a 2-month period, it shall expect achilling of the trading conditions that will make all therestrictions and problems Ukraine has right now seem likenothing".

Previously, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov stated that Ukraine isvery careful in regard to the Customs Union. President Yanukovychadvocates joining the Union in 'three plus one' format with Russiabeing against it.

The trade between Ukraine and Russia constituted 32.34 billiondollars in the first half of 2012.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n216875
 
 
 
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