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Ukrainian PM arrives at White House for Obama talks

Published on Mar 13, 2014 4:46 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk arrived at the White House on Wednesday to accept President Barack Obama's personal stamp of approval for the government in Kiev.

Mr Yatsenyuk's sports utility vehicle, bearing US and Ukrainian flags on the front, drew up at the West Wing of the White House for talks likely to anger Russia, which views his government as illegitimate.

The Ukrainian leader enjoyed the same treatment as other foreign leaders who typically are received by Mr Obama in the Oval Office.

The leaders were to make remarks to the press after their talks, billed by the Obama administration as a sign of support for the "responsible" role Washington sees the Kiev government as playing.

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