Ukraines Look West, Their President Looks East

Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich’s decision to withdraw from a free-trade deal with the EU last month has sparked huge street rallies by the people of the former Soviet satellite country. While Yanukovich is leaning back to Mother Russia, the people want full autonomy and solidarity with the West and the European Union.

In response, the Ukraine government sends in riot police to break up peaceful demonstrations. Demonstrations caused by their President Viktor Yanukovych promising to sign an economic free-trade deal with the European Union only to later renege on that promise.

Lying Presidents seem to be the thing today.

Link: BBC News – Ukraine police move on protest camp near key Kiev site  |  Ukraine freezes talks on bilateral trade pact with EU

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