France and Germany say they will back an EU agreement on closer economic and political ties with Ukraine. French President Francois Hollande said as far as Europe is concerned, the bloc will implement the Ukraine-European Union treaty. He made the remarks in a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after Dutch voters rejected the pact in a referendum. The broad political, trade, and defense treaty has already been signed by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and approved by all other EU nations, and Ukraine. But on Wednesday, 64 percent of Dutch voters rejected it. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said his country would continue moving towards the EU despite the Dutch vote.
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