Ukraine's EU Pact brings Russian warning, 'Nazi' accusations

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Ukraine's EU Pact with Russia influence
Russia's not too happy about the deal that threatens its sphere of influence.

CNBC reports, "Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia all signing that free trade agreement, and this is history in the making."

The New York Times says history in the making as it was this agreement that started the crisis in Ukraine in the first place. When former President Viktor Yanukovych abruptly walked away from this deal in favor of a Russian bailout last November, protests began immediately. While they began peacefully, Euronews reports fighting in the capital Kiev eventually forced Yanukovych to flee the country.

Ukraine's EU Pact Brings Russian Warning, 'Nazi' Accusations

This snub of signing the EU pact by the new government and newly-elected President Petro Poroshenko despite all Russia did to keep Ukraine under its influence didn't go over well in Moscow.

The comments making the most headlines came from a senior advisor to President Vladimir Putin, who told BBC President Poroshenko and members of the new government in Ukraine are "Nazis."

"Europe is trying push Ukraine to sign this agreement by force. ... Now in Ukraine, we have a clear Nazi government. This Nazi government is bombing the largest region of Ukraine."

Putin's spokesman quickly told Russian media that was not the position of the Kremlin. Besides the verbal jab, it's unclear what Russia actually plans to do to follow through on its threat of grave consequences.

Ukraine's EU Pact brings Russian warning, 'Nazi' accusations
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Friends of a demonstrator spray solution against tear gas during a protest in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: People are affected by tear gas during a protest in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Riot police chase protesters in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police on Saturday used teargas in central Istanbul to disperse protesters seeking to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. Several hundred people gathered on streets leading to Taksim Square, shouting for the government's resignation, when police fired teargas at the crowd, which quickly scattered. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Turkish police detain a demonstrator during a protest in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Riot police chase protesters in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police on Saturday used teargas in central Istanbul to disperse protesters seeking to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. Several hundred people gathered on streets leading to Taksim Square, shouting for the government's resignation, when police fired teargas at the crowd, which quickly scattered. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: A demonstrator has a solution against tear gas sprayed on her during a protest in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Plainclothes police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Young demostrators affected by tear gas during a protest in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Turkish police detain demonstrators during a protest in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Ahmet Izgi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Turkish demonstrators chant slogans during a protest in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Turkish police detain a demonstrator during a protest in central Istanbul on May 31, 2014. Turkish police fired teargas and water cannon on Saturday to disperse protesters in central Istanbul who sought to mark the one-year anniversary of the country's biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades. (Photo by Burak Kara/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ANKARA, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Ankara interfere the group gathering in Kizilay on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Mehmet Ali Ozan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Taksim on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Taksim on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Taksim on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Taksim on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Taksim on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Taksim on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Berk Ozkan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Cihangir on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Bulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Cihangir on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Bulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Cihangir on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Bulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Cihangir on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Bulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Cihangir on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Bulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Cihangir on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Bulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Cihangir on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Bulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Cihangir on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Bulent Doruk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Police in Istanbul interfere the group gathering in Besiktas on May 31, 2014 to mark the 1st anniversary of last year's Gezi Park protests which began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Istanbul police detain the ones ignoring the closure of Gezi Park, the scene of the last summer nation-wide protests, after Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of protest movements involved with protests in 2013, announced their intention to gather at Taksim Square to remember the protesters who lost their lives, and repeat their calls for healthy urbanization and a livable city', May 31, 2014. Gezi Park protests, began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall, Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Islam Yakut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 31: Istanbul police detain the ones ignoring the closure of Gezi Park, the scene of the last summer nation-wide protests, after Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of protest movements involved with protests in 2013, announced their intention to gather at Taksim Square to remember the protesters who lost their lives, and repeat their calls for healthy urbanization and a livable city', May 31, 2014. Gezi Park protests, began as a small environmental demonstration on May 31, 2013, and mushroomed into nationwide anti-government demonstrations. The protests erupted in May after the government moved to implement a redevelopment plan for nearby Taksim Square which reportedly included replacing part of Gezi park with a mall, Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Islam Yakut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Al Jazeera reports, "I don't think we're talking about military retaliation, of course, but there's no doubt Russia has plenty of levers it can pull to exert influence on this part of the world."

And, according to RT, that's the general consensus among analysts. While Ukraine wants to integrate itself into the European economy, it's still heavily reliant on Russia for energy - giving the Kremlin plenty of leverage in threats of sanctions.

Voice of America says pro-Russian militants on the eastern side of Ukraine continue to fight the new government. Russia denies any hand in the fighting, though the U.S. and Europe allege Russia is funding and arming the militants.

A ceasefire agreement between Ukrainian troops and the pro-Russian militants expires Friday.

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