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EU and Russian leaders at summit ©EC

Energy, security and trade top the agenda.

The EU and Russia sought to overcome differences on security, trade and energy supplies at a summit in the Siberian city of Khabarovsk, near the Chinese border. They also discussed the EU’s new Eastern partnership plan to aid six former Soviet republics.

The two sides are trying to improve ties strained by Russia’s 2008 war with Georgia and its January gas dispute with Ukraine, which left many EU customers without gas in the dead of winter. Russia pressed for its rapid admittance into the World Trade Organization.

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