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President Yushchenko (r) gave the statement a pro-enlargement spin (Photo: eu2008.fr)

Ukraine's borders 'non-negotiable,' EU says

EU leaders underlined their support for Ukraine's territorial integrity at the EU-Ukraine summit in Paris on Tuesday (9 September), as the Russian-backed partitioning of Georgia continues to raise fears of instability further afield.

"In the eyes of Europe, [the status of Ukraine] is absolutely non-negotiable," French President Nicolas Sarkozy said at the Paris meeting, which he attended after flying in from Russia. "In the discussions that we held yesterday in Moscow, there was nothing...

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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.

President Yushchenko (r) gave the statement a pro-enlargement spin (Photo: eu2008.fr)

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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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