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    EU Eastern Partnership Plunged Ukraine Into Crisis - Russian Deputy PM

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    The European Union made its gravest mistake by offering the Eastern Partnership program to Ukraine. It resulted in the ongoing crisis.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The EU Eastern Partnership program was a mistake which led to the Ukrainian crisis, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said Friday.

    "As someone who has been observing the Eastern Partnership agenda, [I can say] it was the gravest mistake of the European Union to suggest this format, and this mistake led to the disastrous consequences we are witnessing in Ukraine today," Shuvalov said.

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