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Ukraine's Poroshenko signs EU free trade agreement

Ukraine's president has signed a free-trade and political cooperation agreement with the European Union, signalling an historic split with Russia.

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EU deal a 'great step forward for democracy'

Foreign Secretary William Hague hailed an European Union agreement with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova as a "great step forward for them and their democracies".

Ukraine's president said the country had paid the highest possible price for realising their "European dreams", following the violent protests against former leader Viktor Yanukovich in February.

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