This is Ukraine.
Ukraine's politics have a tug-of-war between pro-Europe and pro-Russia ideologies
Meet Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine's President
He wants to remain close with Putin and Russia
Meanwhile, Ukraine's government is at risk of financial default
And many people see integration with the EU as a way to improve Ukraine's economy
But Russia doesn't want that to happen.
Russia fears that a Ukraine-EU agreement would lead to a flood of EU products
An EU agreement would also require reforms in Ukraine
Which both Russia and the Yanukovych government say would damage joint Ukrainian-Russian business ventures.