Radio Liberty: “Moscow to Kyiv, Tbilisi, and Chisinau: EU Deals Will Cost You”

A man with a Georgian flag sits in front of a projection of the Georgian and European flags celebrating AA., Jul 07, 2014, Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgia and two other post-Soviet countries signed Association Agreements with the European Union (EU), causing the northern giant neighbour Russia to become irritated.

Journalist Daisy Sindelar emphasized the ‘sanctions’ that could be imposed following the countries’ choice to move closer to Europe. Her article was published on the Radio Liberty website.

The Russian Foreign Ministry warned Georgia as early as May that it should "understand the consequences" of signing an EU deal. Possible pressure points include: a resumed ban on exports, currently at an all-time high; Georgian dependence on Russian oil; and the possibility that Russia may seek a Crimea-style annexation of South Ossetia.

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