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You're reading: Raising the stakes of a Russian strangulation of Ukraine’s economy

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official
adviser on economic integration, Sergei Glazyev, said recently that Kyiv’s
signature of a political and economic association agreement with the European
Union on Nov. 28-29 will be “economic suicide,” a “surrender of sovereignty,”
and a “violation of the Russian-Ukrainian Friendship Treaty on which the entire
foundation of our relations is built.” 

Russia is seemingly preparing a whole battery
of “reactive” measures concerning both its exports to Ukraine, above all in the
energy sphere, and its imports from Ukraine, in a number of sensitive trade
areas. 

Large sections of the Ukrainian economy are
dependent on Russia. This concerns both the availability of Russian markets to
Ukrainian producers, and the delivery of Russian raw materials, including
natural gas, to Ukrainian companies and households. 

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