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In pictures: Bush in Ukraine

Men laying red carpet for George Bush in Ukraine

President Bush is on a brief visit to Ukraine before travelling on to the Nato summit in Bucharest. Here workers prepare the red carpet.

US President George W. Bush and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko

On arrival President Bush received a guard of honour with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yushchenko.

US President George W. Bush and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko inspect honour guard

Mr Bush has said the US fully supports Ukraine's aspirations to join Nato.

US President George W. Bush and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and their wives

He assured Ukraine that Russia would not be able to veto its membership.

US President George W. Bush and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko

However there appears to be disagreement within Nato.....

US President George W. Bush and Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko in front of honour guard

... French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said France would oppose plans to bring Ukraine and Georgia into the alliance.

Anti-Nato demonstrators in Kiev

Ukrainian protesters attempted to demonstrate against Mr Bush's visit and against membership of Nato, but were blocked by riot police.




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