Ukraine leader ‘seeks loans’ in Russia, amid pro-EU rallies

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is to discuss closer co-operation with Russia, as protests continue in Ukraine over his move not to sign an EU deal, the BBC reports.

Securing badly needed loans and a discount on Russia’s gas are reportedly on the agenda when Mr Yanukovych meets President Vladimir Putin.

But pro-EU protesters in Ukraine fear Mr Yanukovych may sign an accord tying Kiev to the Russian-led Customs Union.


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