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Ukraine: East or West

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Ukraine has become a new battleground between the EU and Russia. The country is divided between those who want greater integration with Europe and those who want closer ties with Russia.

Ukraine’s incumbent President Viktor Yanukovych is pro Russian, while the pro Europe Yulia Tymoshenko is in jail.

Protesters on both sides have been hitting the streets and political violence is back in the country.

On this week’s InFocus we travel to Ukraine to find out who’s winning. The EU is continuing its attempts to expand into the Russian sphere of influence.

Romania and Bulgaria have just joined the EU, now one of Europe’s biggest countries on their radar too. But the European project is often helping to destroy economies that it controls, in southern and Eastern Europe.

Will Ukraine be next? Or will Russia win?