The volume of trade between Russia and Ukraine

The volume of trade between Russia and Ukraine has always been an indicator not only of economic ties, but also the state of bilateral relations. During the presidency of pro-Western Viktor Yushchenko, there was friction between Russia and Ukraine on a range of policy issues. As a result, in 2009, the trade turnover between the two countries decreased by 35 percent. After the victory of Viktor Yanukovych in the 2010 presidential elections, trade picked up.

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