Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ukraine Accepts Russian Offer of $15B Loan and Cheap Natural Gas

Russia Gains Upper Hand in Contest with EU, US

SIGNING CEREMONY: Presidents Putin and Yanukovych.

Russian President Vladimir Putin today offered financially strapped Ukraine a financial/energy lifeline, which the country's President Viktor Yanukovych accepted, giving Moscow the upper hand in a great power struggle that is playing out in the streets of Kiev.

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