Poroshenko Will Sign EU Agreement

Poroshenko in Parliament, Thursday, June 19
Poroshenko in Parliament, Thursday, June 19

Pyotr Poroshenko, the chocolate tycoon turned president of Ukraine, gets worse and worse. Today he said that he will sign an EU association agreement later this month. From the BBC:

The new president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has said he will sign a controversial association agreement with the EU on 27 June.

His elected pro-Russian predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown in February after refusing to sign the deal at the last moment.

Heavy fighting has erupted between troops and pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk region despite talk of a truce.

That’s nice of the BBC to admit that Yanukovych was elected. Because, you know, Yanukovych did come to power in a free and fair election in 2010.

I don’t know many details about the association agreement yet, so I will have to look that up. I remain skeptical on whether it will actually help Ukraine’s economy or not. I’m anti-EU, so I fail to see how close ties will be a good thing, but we’ll see.