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Putin says no Ukraine deal on Customs Union

17.12.13 @ 19:31

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Russian leader Putin has said Ukraine's Yanukovych did not agree to join his Customs Union in return for Russia buying $15bn of distressed Ukrainian bonds and slashing gas prices. But Ukrainian opposition groups believe the Russian bailout came in return for Yanukovych's pledge not to sign an EU trade pact.

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