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You're reading: Using social media to spur grassroots support for Ukraine’s European integration

However, when on Oct. 18 the news broke out that European Commission and European Council cancelled the visit of President Viktor Yanukovych to Brussels, it was different. As my friend said angrily: “Why he considers that he has the right to decide — should we go to Europe or not?”

That referred to the clear deadlock in European Union-Ukraine negotiations on an association agreement, as the EU demanded that former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other political detainees will be freed and Yanukovych refused to say OK so that members of parliament of his party will support needed changes in the criminal code.

Failure of negotiations will wreck this groundbreaking agreement that was scheduled for signing in December, and should have put Ukraine on track of gradual implementing of EU standards in all policy areas.

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