The conservative US-based Heritage Foundation has clearly explained why Ukraine should favor entering into a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, rather than a Customs Union with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Some facts are too startling to ignore: Alignment with the EU gives Ukraine access to a $14 trillion market and 500 million consumers with higher purchasing power than the customs union grouping with 170 million consumers and only a $2 trillion market.

But there are other differences highlighted in the report written by the Heritage Foundation’s James Roberts and the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council’s Andriy Tsintsiruk.

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