The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo27° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi45° Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo20° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi50° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo29° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi54° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo34° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi59° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo36° Partly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi60° Mostly Sunny

Ukraine, EU sign historic trade and economic pact amid worries about Moscow’s reaction

Send to Kindle
Print This

BRUSSELS — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today signed up to a trade and economic pact with the European Union, saying it may be the “most important day” for his country since it became independent from the Soviet Union.

It was the decision of his pro-Moscow predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, to back out of the same EU association agreement in November that touched off massive protests in Ukraine that eventually led to Yanukovych’s flight abroad, Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

View my options or Sign in