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Russia wins concessions by getting Ukraine, EU to delay start of free-trade pact until 2016

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Ukraine free trade Russia EU Kyiv Post+ Sep. 12, 2014 23:09
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European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso speaks to the press following talks with the Ukrainian president in Kyiv on Sept. 12.
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In a concession to Russia, Ukraine and the European Union agreed delay implementation of a major trade agreement until the start of 2016, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said. They also appeared to be preparing to make more concessions after the ratification of the agreement, scheduled for next week.

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