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Ukraine Breaks With Russia on Pollution to Ally With EU

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Ukraine, having found an unlikely alliance with Russia at UN talks on global warming, reversed its position to back the European Union on ratifying a treaty that limits pollution.

In a last-minute U-turn, Ukraine gave up demands to delay rules on the second stage of commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. Earlier this week, the nation stood with Russia in seeking to hold up rules needed to bring the treaty into force because they cut potential earnings from emissions credits.