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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

EU, Ukraine Links

BRUSSELS () -- The European Union hopes to consolidate trade and political links with Ukraine this week during a visit by Hans van den Broek, European Commissioner responsible for relations with the former Soviet Union.

Van den Broek, who left Belgium on Wednesday, will meet Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma, Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko and Foreign Minister Hennadiy Udovenko during his three-day visit.

Top of the agenda is the signing of an agreement which will provide Ukraine with nearly 540 million European currency units ($675 million) in aid and development over the next three years.