EurActiv: Ukraine balances between East, West at Yalta forum

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Sept. 17, 2012, 11:57 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych (R), trying to play down the impact of the Tymoshenko case, argued that parliamentary elections would show Ukraine's commitment to democracy, reported EurActiv.

Leaders gathered at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) forum last weekend conveyed the message that Ukraine was at a turning point and had to make strategic choices between becoming anchored to the European Union or Russia’s economic and political sphere.

The 9th edition of the YES forum in Ukraine was marked by a ping-pong of contrasting views over imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as well as the geostrategic course the country should pursue.

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