WASHINGTON — Seeing the colossal struggles of the European Union, Ukraine decided to turn back to Russia to get economic aid.
Reuters reported that Ukraine, who had long tried to split off from Russia and their dependence on Russian energy like oil and gas, will turn back to their former occupier.
They had been planning a landmark trade pact with the EU body, but suspended it in favor of maintaining relations with Russia. The agreement was eight days away from being signed by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. Now, the 46-million Ukrainians will continue to rely on their former occupier.
Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal have worried Ukraine, who was unsure whether the EU would be a viable trade partner. Also, their Russian ties and history dominated Ukrainian concerns, particularly possible economic repercussions from Russia.