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Bush backs Ukraine on Nato bid
and Russia," he said.

Anti-Nato protests

A few thousand demonstrators shouted anti-Nato slogans in the centre Kiev on Monday evening before Mr Bush's arrival.

A court ban on protests meant that number had dwindled to a few hundred as his motorcade drove through the streets on Tuesday morning. Opinion polls in Ukraine suggest there is little public support for Nato membership.

After his trip to Kiev, President Bush will travel to Nato's annual summit to press the case for eastern expansion. He will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday.

The US president was welcomed by an honour guard before talks with President Yushchenko during which Mr Bush said they "spent a lot of time talking about Nato".

President Bush said that Russia would not have a veto over Kiev's role in Nato. He said Ukraine was currently the only non-Nato member supporting every Nato mission.

The Ukrainian leader was critical of Moscow's attempts to stop his country joining the alliance.

"I don't want the

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