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Putin says EU-Ukraine trade pact will cost him €2bn

26.08.14 @ 17:40

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Russian leader Putin said at a summit in Minsk Tuesday the EU-Ukraine trade deal will cost Russia €2bn in lost business with Ukraine. He repeated threats to cancel preferential tariffs for Ukraine but said he advocates "closer co-operation" between the EU and his Eurasian Union, to be launched in 2015.