EU, Ukraine eye free trade agreement: deal or no deal?
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Will Ukraine sign a landmark free trade agreement with the EU later this month? The clock is ticking in Kiev and Brussels. With less than three weeks to go until the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, EU diplomats are piling the pressure on Ukraine, with one clear message: "If you want a deal, release jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko!" Meanwhile, Moscow has been using all sorts of tactics to dissuade Ukraine from leaving its "sphere of influence".
- Rebecca HARMS, Co-chair of the Greens in the EU Parliament and Member of the EU-Ukraine delegation;
- Kostyantyn YELISEYEV, Ukrainian Ambassador to the EU.