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Ukraine-EU deal alters little, except Vladimir Putin's blood pressure
Ukraine-EU deal alters little, except Vladimir Putin's blood pressure

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is entering into a trade agreement with the European Union on Friday that has already sparked a rebellion, toppled a president and ignited an armed conflict with pro-Russia separatists. Kiev's alignment with the 28-nation Western alliance won't lift Ukraine from its economic devastation for decades, and Ukrainian industries' deep entanglement with the Russian military-industrial complex ensures that each will remain a vital trading partner to the other for years to come. So why is Russian President Vladimir Putin so agitated by Ukraine's European drift? Analysts say it has more to do with his geopolitical ambitions than...

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