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Ukraine crisis: PM says Kiev ready to sign EU pact as soon as possible

Published on Mar 6, 2014 10:27 PM
 
Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk holds a news conference during a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels, on March 6, 2014. Ukraine is ready to sign as soon as possible the association pact with the EU, whose rejection by pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych sparked the current crisis, Mr Yatsenyuk said Thursday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BRUSSELS (AFP) - Ukraine is ready to sign as soon as possible the association pact with the EU, whose rejection by pro-Russia president Viktor Yanukovych sparked the current crisis, interim prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Thursday.

"The Ukraine government is determined to sign the (EU) association agreement ... we are ready as soon as possible," he said after meeting EU leaders at an emergency summit in Brussels.