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Ukraine Yanukovych sets visits to Moscow, Brussels

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Feb. 25, 2010, 4:08 p.m. | Ukraine — by Reuters

New Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych announced trips next week to Brussels and Moscow shortly after being sworn into office on Feb. 25.
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New Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych announced trips next week to Brussels and Moscow shortly after being sworn into office on Feb. 25. His administration said in a statement that Yanukovych would go to Brussels next week for a visit that European Union sources say will take place on Monday.

Separately, a top aide quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency said he would visit Moscow on March 5 for talks with Kremlin leader Dmitry Medvedev.

"I agreed this with President Medvedev," Yanukovych was quoted as telling two senior Russian officials who attended his inauguration in Kyiv.

His early visits to the two capitals are in line with his commitment in his inaugural speech to pursuing "equal and mutually advantageous" ties with Russia, the European Union, the United States and other nations.
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