Ukrainian Pres. Yanukovych & Russian Pres. Putin

Ukrainian Pres. Yanukovych & Russian Pres. Putin

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Russia agreed to lend Ukraine $15 billion and give its western neighbor a one-third discount on natural gas supplies to Ukraine after President Viktor Yanukovych pulled out of the EU agreement, which Russian President Vladimir Putin has said could damage Russia’s economy.