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Ukraine youth calls for path to EU

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John Beauchamp 27.11.2013 14:14
  • Grass-roots initiatives have got under way in Ukraine in support of the country's European aspirations. John Beauchamp reports.
Thousands of young Ukrainians took to the streets this week calling for their president to sign a deal with the EU at the Vilnius summit.

Ukrainian students from different educational institutions shout slogans during a rally in Kyiv, Ukraine, 26 November 2013. More two thousands students gathered for support of Ukrainian Euro integration in downtown Kyiv as they declared a strike. Photo: PAP/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

With the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius just days away, pro-European Ukrainians have taken to the streets of their country, as well as abroad, John Beauchamp reports.

After Kyiv decided to scrap plans to sign an Association Agreement with the EU and instead set up a joint committee for EU-Russia-Ukraine relations, many in Poland’s eastern neighbour, many of them from the younger generations, have decided to try and take matters into their own hands.

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