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UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT DISCUSSES NEW DEAL WITH EU IN BRUSSELS. Viktor Yushchenko visited Brussels on March 8, where he met with European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana, and European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Ukrainian and international media reported. Yushchenko's talks with these officials focused on the new cooperation agreement between Ukraine and the EU, talks on which were opened earlier this week (see "RFE/RL Newsline," March 5 and 8, 2007). After his meeting with Solana, Yushchenko acknowledged continuing domestic political problems but vowed that, "None of the political victories of the Orange Revolution will be lost." "I'm sure that the European Union's institutions can play an extremely important and large role today in the normalization of relations between Ukraine's institutions of power," Yushchenko added. "Today we are witnessing the beginning of Yushchenko's new European breakthrough," Oleksandr Chaly, deputy head of the Presidential Secretariat, told journalists in Brussels on March 8. Yushchenko agreed in Brussels that the EU and Ukraine will hold a summit in Kyiv on September 14. JM