Ukrainian students hold flashmob ahead of Dutch vote on EU deal (photos)

23:20, 05 April 2016
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A Ukrainian human chain, in support of a European future. Hundreds of students gathered in Kyiv for the flashmob, linking the Dutch Embassy in the historical Podil neighbourhood to European Square. The event happened a day before Dutch voters decide whether or not the EU and Ukraine should strengthen cooperation through the Association Agreement, Ukraine Today reports.

Photo from UNIAN

"We hope that it will be a positive answer, which means 'Yes' will be said to Ukraine. Students took an active participation in (the event) in order to attract attention and to highlight their civil position," said Mykola Volvach, flashmob organizer, according to Ukraine Today.

Although support for Ukraine-E.U. deal is clear among these students, it's not so much among people in the Netherlands. The latest poll published by Dutch newspaper Volkskrant shows just fewer than 20% of people are undecided how to vote - part of this, down to lack of credible information.

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