Ukraine president to push EU leaders on Russia

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko's summit with the EU's top officials, will focus on political reforms demanded by BrusselsUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko will press EU leaders on Thursday to hold firm against Russia amid fears that US President-elect Donald Trump may ditch the Western coalition against Moscow. Poroshenko’s summit with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union’s top officials, will focus on political reforms demanded by Brussels in exchange for visa-free travel for Ukraine. Trump’s election victory has been met with trepidation in Kiev because of the billionaire TV star’s praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two men’s vow to normalise ties after years of tension.

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