Ukraine presses EU for more aid, blasts Russia

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk arrives at the European Council in Brussels, December 15, 2014“It is difficult for us to fight with a nuclear state which is armed to the teeth,” Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said after the meeting. Russia’s intervention in eastern Ukraine and its March annexation of Crimea meant his country had lost 10 percent of its economic base, a huge challenge in any circumstances and doubly so when under pressure for reforms from Brussels, Yatsenyuk said. “We believe we will get this financial aid (so as) to make Ukraine a success story,” he said.

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