Ukraine flirts with Russian-led Customs Union

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Dec. 11, 2012, 5:51 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — 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 is the managing editor for investigative programming at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Ukraine Service). She served for seven years as the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor from 2008-2015. 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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