Aligning With Liberty
Ukraine maneuvers away from its Socialist neighbor.
Last November, then-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign a trade agreement between his country and the European Union, sparking protests and unrest over the direction of the country. On June 27, President Petro Poroshenko signed the agreement, aligning the former-USSR country with the rest of Europe. Poroshenko said the day is “maybe the most important day for my country after independence day. All of us would have wished to sign the agreement under different, more comfortable circumstances. On the other hand, the external aggression faced by Ukraine is another strong reason for this crucial step.” He continued, “Over the last months, Ukraine paid the highest possible price to make her European dreams come true. It must be worth something.” Russia warned of “serious consequences” for the country. Like the time after 1776 when America’s Declaration of Independence was signed, there is more struggle to come for the Eastern European nation. More…
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