Ukraine’s association agreement with the EU, now signed and in the process of ratification, has become highly controversial because of Ukraine’s political crisis in 2013 and Ukraine’s crises with Russia this year. When and how did the association agreement develop?
The idea of an association agreement was floated in 2006, leading to the start of talks in 2008. In March 2012, the EU and Ukraine initialled the agreement.
At the same time, Russia sought to inject new dynamism into trade ties with fellow former Soviet states. In October 2011, Ukraine was among eight post-Soviet states to sign the ‘Commonwealth of Independent States …read more
Source: European Voice