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Greece Could Learn From Britain, Ukaine, Yatsenyuk Says

Greece could learn a few lessons from Britain about how to live with less government spending and thrive, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on July 15 after meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

"We have a lot in common with the United Kingdom," Yatsenyuk told Cameron. "You passed austerity and you made your economy really vibrant and robust. We did the same."

"So we can share our experiences with Greece in order to make the world better, to keep the European Union united," he said.

After the meeting, Britain announced it would send 50 troops to take part in a military exercise in Ukraine, in a show of support for Yatsenyuk's government.

"Britain strongly supports Ukraine and Ukraine's right to exist in peace with its neighbors," Cameron said. "We think the people of Ukraine should be able to choose their own future."

Yatsenyuk met with U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper earlier in the week.

Based on reporting by AFP and Interfax

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