Moscow can’t alter EU-Kiev deal: Malmstrom

September 29, 2014 9:16 PM

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Moscow can’t alter EU-Kiev deal: Malmstrom

BRUSSELS: Russia will not be allowed to amend a free-trade deal between the EU and Ukraine, the woman set to become the bloc’s new trade chief said Monday, rejecting Moscow’s demands.

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants three-way negotiations to amend the EU’s accord with Kiev which Russia says will hurt its own economy, and has threatened to curtail Ukraine’s access to Russian markets if Kiev implements the deal.

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