The European Union's trade chief Karel De Gucht gestures during an interview with Reuters in Athens February 28, 2014. Ukraine would see the economic benefits of a free-trade deal with the European ... more 
The European Union's trade chief Karel De Gucht gestures during an interview with Reuters in Athens February 28, 2014. Ukraine would see the economic benefits of a free-trade deal with the European Union within weeks of signing the accord, helping the near-bankrupt nation's standing in the eyes of its creditors, the EU's trade chief said on Friday. Despite the upheaval since pro-EU Ukrainians drove the Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovich from power, EU Trade Commissioner Gucht told Reuters that Brussels' offer of a comprehensive trade deal was Ukraine's for the taking. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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Fri, Feb 28, 2014 12:44 PM EST