The Ukraine has decided not to become the next Greece.
The Ukraine has decided not to sign a trade treaty with the European Union.
The Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has decided to 'get closer to a Moscow-led trade bloc.'Reportedly, Vladimir Putin has been 'bullying' the Ukraine by threatening to cut energy supplies.
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Reportedly, the European Community has also been 'bullying' the Ukraine.
The USA's Zbigniew Brzezinski sees the Ukraine as being vital to Russia.He wrote that "without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be an empire, but with Ukraine suborned and then subordinated, Russia automatically becomes an empire."
Armenia has joined the Russian customs union. Moldova and Georgia hope to do a trade deal with the EU.TymoshenkoPresident Yanukovych has jailed his chief rival, the Orange leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
In 1988, Yulia and her husband Oleksandr Tymoshenko opened a video business, with the help of her husband's rich father Gennadi Tymoshenko, who presided over a regional film distribution network. In 1989 - 1991, Yulia and her husband set up a larger video business, called "Terminal". 
Videosof Vladik from the Ukraine (right) have been sold all over the world.From 1989 to 1991, Yulia was a commercial director of the Dnipropetrovsk Youth Center "Terminal".
In early October 2009, supporters of the frontrunner in the Ukraine elections, ex-premier Viktor Yanukovich, alleged that members of Prime Minster Yulia Tymoshenko's competing party were implicated in a child abuse case at a children's summer camp in Crimea in the Ukraine.
According to Vladimir Kornilov, the director of the Ukrainian Center for Eurasian Studies:
"Tymoshenko joined the business wing of Pavel Lazarenko... who ... became Ukraine's Prime Minister.
"Today it is no secret, as it is a part of the investigation materials in the multiple criminal cases of contract killings that took place in Ukraine in 1990s, that the entire business created by Tymoshenko developed exclusively due to the ‘krysha’ (or criminal patronage) provided by Pavel Lazarenko".
Lazarenko's estate in Novato, Marin Country, California
"When her corporation Ukrainian Petroleum transformed into the United Energy Systems of Ukraine, by some strange coincidence many of her competitors started dying on a regular basis."