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Foreign Secretary welcomes progress in Ukraine

Foreign Secretary William Hague working closely with EU partners to support a new government in Ukraine.

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Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said:

Today I am in close touch with key partners over the extraordinary developments in Ukraine. Events in the last 24 hours show the will of Ukrainians to move towards a different future, and ensure that the voices of those who have protested courageously over several months are heard. I welcome reports that Yulia Tymoshenko may soon be released from custody.

We will work closely with our EU partners in support of a new government in Ukraine, as and when that is formed. In the meantime it is important that Ukraine’s political leaders respond to events calmly and with determination to harness the united efforts of all Ukrainians to work together for a successful future.

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Published 22 February 2014