Researches about Ukraine

Ahead of the EU-Ukraine summit: Increasing pressure for progress

European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

Written by Naja Bentzen,
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Three years ago, on 21 November 2013, Ukraine’s then President, Viktor Yanukovich, caved in to Russian pressure and decided against signing the EU-Ukraine association agreement. The following ‘dignity revolution’ paved the way for Yanukovich’s own ousting on 22 February 2014, igniting hope among Ukrainian citizens for a future closer to the European Union.
The Ukraine crisis catapulted the country to the forefront of the EU policy agenda, triggering sanctions on Russia over its illegal annexation of Crimea in March 2014, and its role in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. Since then, the EU has …read more

Source: European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

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