Yanukovych, in an interview
with several Ukrainian TV channels, said that he plans to attend the Eastern
Partnership Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Nov. 28-29, but is not ready to
cement closer ties with the EU.
Reuters quoted him as saying th EU offer was humiliating. “We don’t have to be humiliated like this. We are a serious country. A European one,” the news service quoted him as saying.
According to Yanukovych’s official website, the president said Ukraine will need 20 billion euros annually “for the Ukrainian economy to switch to the European standards. Overall, about 160 billion euros are necessary until 2017.”