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You're reading: The EU should call Yanukovych’s bluff

Mark Dec. 19 in your calendar.

In case you haven’t heard yet, this is the date that the European Union and Ukraine were scheduled – but may miserably fail – to wrap up and initial the comprehensive free trade and association agreements.

The big ceremony is still formally planned to be held at the bilateral summit in Kyiv. The agreements were negotiated by both sides for years. You may have heard diplomats referring to the deals regularly at cocktail hour as the big AA and DCFTA [Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement] agreements.

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