Ukraine flirts with Russian-led Customs Union

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Dec. 11, 2012, 5:51 p.m. | Ukraine — by Katya Gorchinskaya

Russia's ex-President Dmitry Medvedev (R), Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev (C) and Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko attend a summit of the Customs Union among Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus in Moscow's Kremlin, on Dec. 9, 2010. The Kremlin has so far unsuccessfully tried to persuade Ukraine to join, but now there are signs that President Viktor Yanukovych may soon make an overture to now-Russia President Vladimir Putin later this month in Moscow.

Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya has been the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor since 2009 and is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

 It might not be a radical shift in foreign policy yet, but there are plenty of indicators that Ukraine is going to making an overture towards joining the Russia-led Customs Union soon.

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