EU foreign ministers released a statement acknowledging Ukraine's European aspirations. But no dates were set for possible EU membership.
Ministers also said the EU wants to start negotiating a new cooperation deal with Ukraine that would underpin the bloc's commitment to support political and economic reforms in the country.
EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said the bloc wants "to send a signal to Ukraine that we want to deepen our relations."
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