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Moscow panorama. Iarmoliuk: 'It looks like Russia has begun an operation designed to bring Ukraine back into its fold' (Photo: Wikipedia)

Russia makes its move

A Russian-led Customs Union (CU) has taken protective measures against Ukrainian metals importers in a step indicating Russia is keen to torpedo the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union.

The CU is letting the Ukrainian authorities see that it is not prepared to be Ukraine's second-place wife, while the DCFTA is its first love.

A CU committee recently approved a list of goods to which member states can apply anti-dumping and other protective ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Moscow panorama. Iarmoliuk: 'It looks like Russia has begun an operation designed to bring Ukraine back into its fold' (Photo: Wikipedia)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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