The desire to wipe away the post Yalta divides was behind the integrational processes between the countries of Western and Central Europe. Other motives could be attributed to the strengthening of peace and stability of the Eastern frontier of the Union as well as to the widening of the single European market. Concurrently the European Communities were developing their relations with many member countries of the CIS, especially with the Russian Federation. Political changes in the Ukraine have led to the acceleration and extension of efforts to strengthen her ties with the EU while strategic character of relations with Russia has been maintained. The process of adjustment of the Ukraine to the membership in EU would, however, take a long time and can be carried out provided that Union's foreign policy is strengthened (what has been assumed in the Constitutional Treaty). Key words: international integration, EU relations with countries of CIS, the Ukraine's international orientation
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