10:59 11.12.2013

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nuland arrives at opposition rally in Kyiv

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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Nuland arrives at opposition rally in Kyiv

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland arrived on Wednesday morning at Independence Square in Kyiv and began speaking with protesters rallying in support for Ukraine's integration with the European Union, an Interfax correspondent reported from the scene.

Nuland is treating protesters with cookies, biscuits and bread from a big package. She is being accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt. Demonstrators are cheering Nuland with joyful shouts, some are chanting "God bless you."

Nuland also approached Interior Forces troops deployed at the square and also offered them cookies, which the soldiers accepted silently.

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