Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shows the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
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Ukraine votes on agreement to strengthen ties with EU

The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko called it a "first but very decisive step" to moving Ukraine closer to Europe.

The comments came after Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement that strengthens economic and political ties between Ukraine and the EU.

It is the same document that former president Viktor Yanukovych backed out of signing last year - which sparked protests and his eventual ousting.

Alpa Patel reports.

  • 17 Sep 2014
  • From the section Europe
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