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STORY: EU-RUSSIA SUMMITDATELINE: Dec. 16, 2011LENGTH: 0:02:34LOCATION: BrusselsINTRORussian President Dmitry Medvedev has met with leading EU officials in Brussels for a bilateral summit.Trade, eurozone assistance and travel were among issues high on the agenda.PKGThe EU-Russia summit on Thursday gathered EU president Herman Van Rompuy, executive head Jose Manuel Barroso, foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger.Officials said eurozone assistance was topping the discussions between the EU leaders and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.Medvedev said that Russia was ready to help the EU and the eruozone in fighting debt crisis.SOUNDBITE (RUSSIAN) DMITRY MEDVEDEV, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT:"Forty-one percent of foreign exchange reserves in Russia are euro-denominated, so EU member states and Russia all are interested in the security of it."A day earlier, an EU official said Russia might be willing to pump up to 10 billion euros to the eurozone's emergency r Powered by Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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