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Huge rally in Kiev in support of closer ties with EU

15 December 2013 Last updated at 19:35 GMT

Some 200,000 people have rallied in the Ukrainian capital Kiev to protest against President Viktor Yanukovych's refusal to sign a landmark EU deal.

Mr Yanukovych backed out of signing the association agreement after months of negotiation, apparently under strong pressure from Russia.

He is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday.

The EU has put any new talks on the agreement on hold until there is a clear commitment to sign

Daniel Sandford reports.

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