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Yastenyuk (r) at the EU summit on Thursday (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

Ukraine PM, EU leaders taking soft line on Crimea

Ukraine’s interim leader has urged the UK and US to protect its territorial integrity, but indicated the Ukrainian army will not act unless Russian forces move beyond Crimea.

Speaking to press in Brussels at an emergency EU summit on Thursday (6 March), Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted the two Western powers in 1994 signed a pact, the so-called Budapest memorandum, to protect Ukraine in return for its nuclear disarmament.

“We believe those who guaranteed our independence will do their ut...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Yastenyuk (r) at the EU summit on Thursday (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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