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Global Europe 29-01-2014

Putin reaffirms loan, energy offer to Ukraine at EU-Russia summit

In his first meeting with EU leaders since violent anti-government protests began in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin travelled to Brussels on Tuesday to deliver one clear message: Russia's offer to Ukraine of a $15 billion loan and gas price reductions still remains on the table, even if the new government is run by the opposition. But Putin also warned that Russia would closely monitor Ukraine's economic policies to make sure it gets its money back.
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Europe's East 28-01-2014

EU’s Barroso welcomes abolishment of anti-protest law in Ukraine

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels after the EU-Russia summit on Tuesday, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso welcomed the decision of the Ukrainian parliament to abolish an 'anti-protest law' approved last week.
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Europe's East 28-01-2014

Putin: Russia will support Ukraine regardless of government

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels after the EU-Russia summit on Tuesday, Russia's president Vladimir Putin said that Russia will not review current agreements on loans and gas price cuts with Ukraine, even “if the opposition will take power”.
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Europe's East 28-01-2014

EU ‘strongly’ condemns violence in Ukraine and calls for restrain

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels after the EU-Russia summit on Tuesday, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy 'strongly' condemned recent violent episodes in Ukraine and 'call for restrain'. 'We want fundamental freedoms, such as the freedom of expression and assembly, preserved', Herman Van Rompuy added.
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Europe's East 28-01-2014

EU condemns violence in Ukraine and calls for restrain

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels after the EU-Russia summit on Tuesday, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy 'strongly' condemned recent violent episodes in Ukraine and 'call for restrain'.  We want fundamental freedoms, such as the freedom of expression and assembly, preserved, Herman Van Rompuy added.  
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Europe's East 28-01-2014

EU calls for ‘adoption of amnesty law’ in Ukraine

After the Ukrainian Parliament abolished the 'anti-protest' laws on Tuesday, the European Commission urged the Ukrainian authorities to also grant amnesty to convicted protesters. 'Ukraine should adopt an amnesty law', European Commission spokesperson Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen said on Tuesday in Brussels.

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