How Putin Lost Ukraine

he relationship between the Ukraine and Russia remains strained over the issue of the Russian Customs Union, and the importation of gas. In recent years President Putin of Russia has been putting pressure on President Yanukovych of Ukraine to join the Russian Customs Union, which would require Ukraine to raise 11,500 customs tariffs.? This would severely hurt their economy, violate Ukraine?s membership in the WTO, and prohibit Ukraine from concluding any bilateral free trade agreements.? To exert his influence Putin has cut Russian gas deliveries in 2006 and 2009, and is escalating a tariff war on the Ukraine, who currently exports 1/5 of their goods to Russia.? Read the rest of How Putin Lost Ukraine by clicking here