Ukraine's Yanukovich sees no alternative to close trade relations with Moscow

Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:40am EST

Dec 10 (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, speaking on television after more than two weeks of street unrest over his U-turn away from the European Union towards Russia, said on Tuesday there was no alternative to restoring trade relations with Moscow.

While asserting that Ukraine still wanted integration with the EU, he said: "We cannot talk about the future without talking about restoring trade relations with Russia."

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