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Ukraine leader meets Putin to discuss Russia deal

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Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych held unannounced talks in Russia on Friday with Vladimir Putin on a new strategic partnership treaty with Moscow, a move that risks further galvanising mass pro-Western demonstrations against his rule. 

Picture taken on October 22, 2012, shows Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych (L) at Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow

Yanukovych was also forced to delay a trip to Malta planned for next week amid the biggest protests in the country since the 2004 Orange Revolution which were sparked by his rejection of a historic EU agreement.

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