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Germany says 'gates of Europe' still open for Ukraine

Published on Dec 5, 2013 12:33 AM

KIEV (AFP) - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Wednesday said the gates of Europe were still open for Ukraine, after mass protests against the government's decision to walk away from a deal with the European Union.

"The gates of the European Union are still open. Ukraine has to be on board in Europe and the offers from Europe are still valid," Westerwelle told reporters, before heading to the heart of the protests on Independence Square.