Disappointed with corruption, EU holds up aid to Ukraine

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Feb. 25, 2011, 2:54 a.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych (L) greets the European Commission's Stefan Fuele in Kyiv on Jan. 11.
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Yuriy Onyshkiv

The European Union temporarily froze plans to give more than $100 million dollars in financial assistance to Ukraine, citing failure by the nation’s leadership to curb corruption in state procurements and adopt legislation establishing more transparency in purchases worth billions of dollars.
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