Arab Today, arab today ukraine inches towards customs union with moscow
Last Updated : GMT 21:55:33
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Ukraine inches towards Customs Union with Moscow

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Ukraine inches towards Customs Union with Moscow

Kiev - AFP

The Ukrainian government approved Wednesday a programme of cooperation with former Soviet states that have joined the Customs Union, although rapprochement with the Russia-led bloc has fuelled continuing pro-Europe protests in Kiev. The programme details cooperation with member states of the Customs Union up to 2020, though without "any mention of Ukraine's plans to join the Customs Union" until then, Viktor Suslov, Ukraine's representative in the integration process, told AFP. Before the government approved it, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said the programme offers a "detailed plan of developing trade and economic relations ... in the industrial, auto, aerospace, and ship-building, agriculture, transportation, and tourism sectors." Kiev in November backed out of a long-discussed Association Agreement with the European Union, which would have sealed closer cooperation with Europe, and instead signed a slew of strategic partnership deals with Moscow. The unexpected reversal caused unprecedented protests in the capital of Russia's western neighbour, as hundreds of thousands of people demanded that the country is put back on a European path. Russia proceeded to give a $15-billion (11-billion-euro) bailout to the country of 46 million people which had been teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, saving it, at least temporarily, from the risk of default. Ukrainian officials have so far denied that the country will join the Customs Union, as President Vladimir Putin has sought, a move feared by pro-European Ukrainians as a step back into the Soviet Union. The trade bloc already includes the ex-Soviet states of Belarus and Kazakhstan, and Armenia's entry was recently approved by the country's parliament.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today ukraine inches towards customs union with moscow Arab Today, arab today ukraine inches towards customs union with moscow

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today ukraine inches towards customs union with moscow Arab Today, arab today ukraine inches towards customs union with moscow

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
Arab Today, arab today Sally Shaheen considers hosting a political show
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday