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Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia to press for EU membership at summit

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By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The leaders of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will lobby the European Union at a summit on Wednesday to allow them to begin negotiations to join the bloc but for now they will only win reassurances of support against any possible Russian aggression. The one-day ‘Eastern Partnership’ summit will also highlight the limited success of the EU’s approach to the six ex-Soviet republics it embraces, all of them in what Russia considers its backyard where it has existential security and other interests. Of the six, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are all locked in terri…

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