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Ukraine to sign EU deal on 27 June

A plume of smoke billows from the town Krasny Liman in the east of Ukraine. Evidence of the heavy fighting between troops and pro-Russian rebels close to the separatist stronghold of Slaviansk. Here in neighbouring Seversk rebels pack up their weapons and roll down the street. The fighting in Krasny Liman erupted when rebels refused to lay down their arms as part of President Petro Poroshenko's plan for peace. As well as a plan to end the rebellion, the new president of Ukraine is also trying to shift the country away from Russia's influence. He's signing a controversial agreement with the EU on 27th June. The same deal his pro-Russian predecessor, Viktor Yanukovich, was overthrown for refusing. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINE'S PRESIDENT, PETRO POROSHENKO, SAYING: "That's what we have been waiting for so long, what millions of Ukrainians wished to achieve and what they have been fighting for the last half of the year. And I am sure it will t

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