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ON THE LINE: Stand-off in Ukrainei
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February 14, 2014 3:00 AM
Ukraine's President Yanukovich was scheduled to sign a deal with the EU last November that would have given Ukraine access to the European market. But when President Yanukovich cancelled that deal, thousands poured into the streets to protest, while many others feared signing the deal would antagonize Russia. Will Ukraine remain a close Russian ally or develop closer ties with Europe?

ON THE LINE: Stand-off in Ukraine

Published February 13, 2014

Ukraine's President Yanukovich was scheduled to sign a deal with the EU last November that would have given Ukraine access to the European market. But when President Yanukovich cancelled that deal, thousands poured into the streets to protest, while many others feared signing the deal would antagonize Russia. Will Ukraine remain a close Russian ally or develop closer ties with Europe?

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