In Ukraine, skepticism greets new vow on E.U.

By Will Englund, December 12, 2013

KIEV, Ukraine — The European Union’s top diplomat told reporters in Brussels on Thursday that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych had “made it clear to me that he intends to sign” a trade agreement with the bloc. But protesters weren’t buying it and spent the day bolstering five formidable snow and ice barricades that protect their long-running encampment.

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