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Published on January 24, 2014
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, January 23, 2014

The President utterly condemns the acts of violence against the peaceful demonstrations taking place in Kiev.

A great country such as Ukraine, which aspires to play its full role on the European and international stage, is duty-bound to put an end to such action.

I call on the Ukrainian authorities to rejoin without delay the path towards dialogue and calming tensions.

As I said during the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius in November, the European Union remains fully ready to sign the association agreement with Ukraine./.