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Ukraine's pro-EU protesters must be listened to: Merkel

Published on Jan 29, 2014 6:29 PM
 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a session at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on Jan 29, 2014 in Berlin. Chancellor Merkel on Wednesday underlined her support for Ukraine's pro-European protesters, saying their demands must be heard.  -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday underlined her support for Ukraine's pro-European protesters, saying their demands must be heard.

In a speech to parliament, Merkel hailed the "courageous demonstrations" against the Ukrainian government.

"They are fighting for the same values that guide the European Union and that is why they must be listened to," she said.