A historic moment just happened as Ukraine signed the trade deal with Europe, the trade deal that moves them closer to Western countries and that basically started all the conflicts in the country. Petro Poroshenko, newly elected Ukraine President signed an economic and trade agreement with the EU and moves away from Russia’s influence.
The new agreement allows businesses in Ukraine, Goergia and Moldova trade freely with the 28 EU member nations. Restrictions and tariffs are eliminated if EU standards are respected.
EU services and goods will be sold cheaply and easily in the 3 mentioned countries.
The former Ukrainian president did not agree with the deal and did side with Russia. This led to huge demonstrations in the Independence Square of Kiev. Violence soon followed and the conflicts led to the president eventually leaving the country to Russia.
The conflicts in Ukraine still go on with pro-Russian insurgents inciting tension and bloodshed in the eastern part of the country. It is estimated that over 100,000 Ukrainians fled to Russia in 2014.
Ukraine is divided but this new trade aligns the country with the European Union, a move that Russia never wanted to see.