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To. Analyze <SpeakerChange> the potential. <Speech_Music_Male> Investment. <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Speech_Music_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> Over the months, <Speech_Music_Male> we spent reporting the <Speech_Male> story we checked <Speech_Male> in regularly <Speech_Male> and what <Speech_Male> we kept hearing was <Speech_Male> this deal is <Speech_Male> really close. We just <Speech_Male> have to iron out the details <Speech_Male> so it's ready <Silence> to sign. <Speech_Male> And then <Speech_Male> at the end of July <Speech_Music_Male> Ellen. <Speech_Music_Male> Withdrew <Speech_Male> its. Bid. <Speech_Male> The. <Speech_Male> Letter they released <Speech_Male> seemed to blame <Speech_Male> NAFTA as the <Speech_Male> State Energy Company <Speech_Male> for some quote <Speech_Male> strongly worded <Speech_Male> negative statements. <Speech_Male> Now, this <Speech_Male> is true but it's <Speech_Male> only part of the story <Speech_Male> when I started calling <Speech_Male> people in Ukraine <Speech_Male> to figure out why this <Speech_Male> deal was on the <Speech_Male> rocks. <Speech_Male> They told me a couple of things. <Speech_Male> I. <Speech_Male> There never <Speech_Male> been much of a business case <Speech_Male> for Ukrainians. <Speech_Male> This deal just didn't <Speech_Male> make a lot of <Speech_Male> commercial sense for them. <Speech_Male> But more <Speech_Male> to the point <Speech_Male> what were saying <Speech_Male> is politically, <Speech_Male> the deal didn't make <Speech_Male> sense either this <Speech_Male> is where our story <Speech_Male> catches up with <Speech_Male> the present moment <Speech_Male> corona virus <Speech_Male> or recession <Speech_Male> growing civil <Speech_Male> unrest. <Speech_Male> Ukrainians <Speech_Music_Male> were taking in <Speech_Male> President <SpeakerChange> Trump's <Speech_Male> response to all <Speech_Male> of this. They were looking <Speech_Male> at the opinion polls <Speech_Male> in the United States. <Speech_Male> They saw <Speech_Male> that <hes> <Speech_Male> president trump's chances <Speech_Male> of winning reelection. <Speech_Male> We're looking less and less <Speech_Male> likely. <Speech_Male> and. They understood <Speech_Male> that look if <Speech_Male> we do this deal. <Speech_Male> That <Speech_Male> is meant in many <Speech_Male> ways to win <Speech_Male> favor with <Speech_Male> the trump administration. <Speech_Male> What's the <Speech_Male> point if that administration <Speech_Male> isn't going to be around <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> <SpeakerChange> in <Silence> <Advertisement>

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