Ukraine trade and EU talks

Ukraine trade and EU talks
Ukraine trade and EU talks

Ukraine trade and EU talks

Reports reveal that the European Union and Ukraine are having difficulty settling on an “association agreement” - considered one of the first steps toward full EU membership. A sticking point is the demand that the Ukrainian government release former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from prison. Forces opposed to current Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych consider Tymoshenko a political prisoner, but the Yanukovych government maintains that she is guilty of corruption. We'll ask Rutgers University's Alexander Motyl if the talks signal whether Ukraine is moving closer to a Russian alliance or towards better relations with the West. (Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky)