#he $%&year&old was elected weeks after his pro&ussian predecessor was ousted during street protests and faces an ongoing crisis in relations with Moscow following its anneation of the Crimean peninsula in March. #he Crimea crisis has reignited tensions between ussia and the west in the worst dispute since the end of the cold war.Mr oroshenko, a billionaire who is known as the "Chocolate (ing" after earning his fortune from confectionery, said he planned !ery soon to sign the economic part of an association agreement with the )U, as a first step towards full membership.
'No trade+o' on %ri&ea
Moscow is staunchly opposed to Ukraine forming closer ties with )urope and wants to keep the country in its own post&*o!iet sphere of influence.
Mr oroshenko said+ "Citiens of Ukraine will ne!er en-oy the beauty of peace unless we settle down our relations with ussia. ussia occupied