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EU Rejects Putin Demand For Ukraine Deal Changes

Russia's President Vladimir Putin gives a press conference after a summit in Minsk early on August 27, 2014. Putin and Porosh
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gives a press conference after a summit in Minsk early on August 27, 2014. Putin and Poroshenko were meeting in Minsk for key talks, after the US warned of a 'significant escalation' in the crisis over Ukraine and Kiev announced the capture of 10 Russian paratroopers. AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

BRUSSELS: The European Union said on Friday (Sep 26) that Russian President Vladimir Putin had written to Brussels demanding changes to a landmark EU-Ukraine accord, but it ruled out reopening the deal without Kiev's consent.

Putin's letter to European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso reportedly threatened retaliatory measures if the EU and Ukraine do not stick to their agreement with Moscow to delay the implementation of the deal until 2016.

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