Russia Warns Ukraine of 'Grave Consequences' Over EU Deal

June 28, 2014 2:06 AM

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Russia Warns Ukraine of 'Grave Consequences' Over EU Deal

BRUSSELS - Ukraine signed a free trade and political cooperation agreement with the European Union on Friday that has been at the heart of the country's political crisis, drawing an immediate threat of "grave consequences" from Russia. Georgia and Moldova signed similar deals, holding out the prospect of deep economic integration and unfettered access to the EU's 500 million citizens.

"Over the last months, Ukraine paid the highest possible price to make her European dreams come true," Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told EU leaders at a signing ceremony in Brussels. Russia immediately said "grave consequences" would follow. Ukraine's former pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanuk...

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