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.