Putin regrets Ukraine is not part of Eurasian integration

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July 9, 2012, 3:10 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine

President Viktor Yanukovych meets President Vladimir Putin
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Moscow - Moscow regrets that Ukraine is still not involved in integration within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Space.

"It is very regretful that fraternal Ukraine is outside this process [of Eurasian integration]," Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting at the Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday.

Independent experts believe that Ukraine's involvement in the Eurasian integration "would give Ukraine and the whole process additional impetus and would be a positive thing from the economic and social view points."

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