NEWSWATCH Kyiv Post: Yatsenyuk fires back at Russia, oligarchs and those who thwart reform

Arseniy Yatsenyuk file photo

The Kiev Post covers Sept. 16 remarks by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk addressing multiple challenges facing Ukraine, including a goal of European integration in the face of Russian opposition.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk hardly left anyone out during a televised government meeting on Sept. 16. He charged at Russia, parliament, government coalition partners, local authorities and the customs and tax services.

Reacting to the Kremlin’s threat of imposing a blanket trade embargo on Ukraine if the country and the European Union went ahead with a free-trade deal on Jan. 1, Yatsenyuk said: “We are ready. Neither the Russian Federation nor any other country has right to alter our decision on European integration.”

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