President Viktor Yanukovych evidently
told European Union Commissioner Stefan Fuele that he has no plan of signing
the association agreement in Vilnius, Lithuania, during the Nov. 28-29 summit,
according to a diplomatic source in Kyiv.
Another source says Foreign Minister
Leonid Kozhara told something similar to Jan Tombinski, the EU ambassador in
Ukraine. Yet other sources are reporting other versions, but a similar essence.
Coupled with the clear unwillingness of
the pro-presidential forces in parliament to move on laws that open the door
for closer European integration, a recent change in rhetoric to pro-Russian and
many more minor distress signals, it seems that chances of signing are minuscule.