For Ukraine the Customs Union and EU are two disparate markets, says Tymoshenko

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April 14, 2011, 1:38 p.m. | Politics — by UNIAN

Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko

Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko believes the Ukrainian economy will lose its competitiveness on world markets if the country joins the Customs Union with Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, according to official website of Yulia Tymoshenko. "Ukraine will completely destroy its cooperation with the world; it will lose the opportunity to be competitive on global markets and be a participant on world and European markets. So I find it strange that this is even an issue today," Yulia Tymoshenko told journalists after leaving the Prosecutor General’s Office today.

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Anonymous April 14, 2011, 3:27 p.m.    

yes eu means world market,csi is a very limited market,tha advantage is only for russia

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Anonymous April 15, 2011, 2:58 a.m.    

Why be a servant in a union with the great rossiya, when you can be a EQUAL partner with the rest of the world?

Customs Union is a big Trojan Donkey!!! A bit of cheap gaz (or alot of hot air) - Yes to the ill-educated a cheap gaz deal (again!!!) on paper looks great. russia however will only go back on their word (as is usually the case) and put up prices to counteract the loss over the long term. Any Gaz incentive will turn out to be a great russian turd dumped on Ukraine.

Who will be the only real winners?

1) putin of course, because his only real interest in Ukraine is the Gaz transportation system, the black sea boats, and possibilty of holidaying in the crimea.

2) profffeeesssor yanukonvikt and his oligarch clan, will get billions for selling out Ukraine and its people for a few lousy silver pieces.

Sadly the real Losers (as always): the Ukrainian Nation.

Let's put things into perspective...Ukraine is currently a free sovereign nation, and russia with the help of proffeessor yanukonvikt is doing everything to undermine Ukrainian freedom, culture, language, and history, and ultimately send Ukraine back into serfdom.

Come on Ukrainians get real!!! Ask yourselves what have the kremlin masters and russian immigrants partnership brought to Ukraine in the past? Holodomor (attempted genocide of a nation by so-called-brother nation), slavery, collectivization, gulags, putin, Chechnya, stalin, yanukonvict, oligarchs, russian language, russification, gaz misery (cutting of gaz supplies and the unnecessary high prices), starting the 2nd world war with Germany by invading Poland, falsification of history, interference of russian orthodox church, mass murder, black sea fleet, Katyn murders, KGB, mass deportations, destruction of Ukrainian sovereignty, culture and language etc, etc, etc.

...Need I say more.

Remember Ukraine is definitely not russia, and Ukraine needs russia like a hole in the head.

Again I state: Why be a servant in a union with the great rossiya, when you can be a EQUAL partner with the rest of the world?

Time to stick a poker in putins eye! Time to cut out the cancer and walk tall like an Egyptian, ie. do the revolution properly by getting rid of the dumb ass yanukonvikt and the lousy russian puppet of a government.

Its time for Ukrainians look out for themselves, rather than please the kremlin oligarchs.

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