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Ukraine, European Union sign long-sought association pact

Sep 16, 2014    

Donetsk Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal.The ratification vote draws a line under the issue that last year sparked Ukraine's crisis, which resulted in the ousting of the president, the annexation of Crimea by Russia and a war with the Russia-backed separatists that has killed more than 2,600 people.Earlier in the day, the parliament in closed session approved two bills on granting greater autonomy to the rebellious regions i...

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