Herman Van Rompuy
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EU offers 'strong support' to Ukraine

20 December 2013 Last updated at 16:44 GMT

EU leaders have voiced strong support for the protesters in Ukraine, calling the former Soviet state part of the "European family".

The EU summit chairman, Herman Van Rompuy, said the EU would sign a major association agreement with Ukraine "as soon as the country is ready".

"The future of Ukraine lies with Europe," he added.

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