Ukraine president sets 2020 as EU target date, defends peace plan




 
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September 27th, 2014  
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Topic: Ukraine president sets 2020 as EU target date, defends peace plan


By Richard Balmforth and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - President Petro Poroshenko proclaimed reforms on Thursday spanning all aspects of life to make strife-torn Ukraine fit for European Union membership, warning his people that without reform they would face a future "alone with Russia." He also defended his plan to end a war with pro-Russian separatists that has killed more than 3,000 people and said he would meet again soon with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the pivotal player in a geopolitical tussle between Russia and the West over Ukraine's future reminiscent of the old Cold War. ...




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