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Putin Arrives in The Hague for EU-Russian Summit


Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the Hague for the EuropeanUnion-Russian Summit Thursday where the disputed Ukrainian presidential election is expected to top the agenda.

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has said the 25-member bloc will make it clear to the Russian President that the EU is not "satisfied" with Ukraine's disputed election.

Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych -- who was backed by Mr. Putin -- has been declared the winner of Sunday's voting, but the EU is rejecting the results because of allegations of widespread voting fraud.

On other issues, EU leaders say they will call on Russia to sign and ratify border agreements with Estonia and Latvia, and urge it to seek a political settlement in war-torn Chechnya.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.