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Euronews: Ukraine risks increasing isolation

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Sep. 16, 2012 14:53
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EU officials warned Ukraine that if it didn’t make some changes ahead of next month’s general election it could fall short of democratic standards.
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While Ukraine hosted the Yalta European strategy conference, it is feared that the former Soviet republic could be moving further away from the European Union.

Ukrainian Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, spoke of EU criticism such as politically motivated judgements, corruption and the violation of the rule of law:

“We should get rid of these stereotypes,” he said, “The sooner we do this, the better we can develop our relationship on a brand new basis.”

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