Europe Russia: the 'Maleficent' to Ukraine's Sleeping Beauty? (+video)

In sharp contrast to the festive mood in Brussels, the Kremlin is warning that today's Ukraine-EU trade deal signing will lead to 'serious consequences' for Kiev.

By , Correspondent

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Sounding a bit like the bad fairy at Sleeping Beauty's christening, Russian leaders are dampening the festive mood over Ukraine's signing of a trade agreement with the European Union today to warn darkly that it will lead to "serious consequences."