As EU leaders arrived at an emergency summit today to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, onlookers could be forgiven for thinking they were seeing double.

David Cameron, British's Prime Minister and Xavier Bettel are not brothers. They are striking look-a-likes and they are both Prime Ministers. Bettel is Luxembourg's prime minister, .

Like Cameron, he wore a navy suit, plumping for pinstripes, possibly to help avoid confusion.

 
David Cameron attended an emergency EU summit today to discuss the Ukraine-Crimea crisisAlso in attendance was PM lookalike Xavier Bettel
David Cameron attended an emergency EU summit today to discuss the Ukraine-Crimea crisis… and also present was PM lookalike Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg (that's him on the right)

The similarities don't end there: both men (born seven years apart) head up a coalition government: Cameron with the Lib Dems; Bettel (the liberal Democratic Party) with Luxembourg's Socialist Workers' Party and Green Party.

If that wasn't strange enough, before becoming PM, Bettel worked as a barrister – the same profession as David's elder brother, Alex Cameron QC.

Brothers in arms, indeed.

The EU leaders were holding an emergency summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels to discuss a response to Russia's troop deployment in Ukraine's Crimea.

 
The similarities don't end there: both men (born seven years apart) head up a coalition government - Cameron with the Lib Dems; Bettel (Democratic Party) with Luxembourg's Socialist Workers' Party and Green Party

 

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The similarities don't end there: both men (born seven years apart) head up a coalition government – Cameron with the Lib Dems; Bettel (Democratic Party) with Luxembourg's Socialist Workers' Party and Green Party

 

 
Cameron is married with three children; while Bettel is his country's first openly gay PM and is in a relationship with architect Destenay Gauthier

Cameron is married with three children; while Bettel is his country's first openly gay PM and is in a relationship with architect Destenay Gauthier

During the talks, the leaders agreed a limited package of sanctions to be put in place with immediate effect.

They warned Russia of 'far-reaching consequences' unless it enters into direct talks with the Ukraine government to end the crisis.

And they warned of further measures, including asset freezes and travel bans, unless there was swift action.

Cameron and Bettel deep in discussion, pictured last December

Cameron and Bettel deep in discussion, pictured last December

DAVID CAMERON

Nationality: British

Age: 47

Politics: Conservative

Appointed PM: 2010

Coalition: Tories and Lib Dems

Early career: Worked for Conservative Party Research Department; also seven years at Carlton Communications

Education: Studied at Eton College; Oxford University. 1st class degree in politics, philosophy, economics

Family: Wife Samantha and three children

XAVIER BETTEL

Nationality: Luxembourgian

Age: 41

Politics: Democratic Party

Appointed PM: 2013

Coalition: DP, Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party and Green Party

Early career: Barrister, former mayor

Education: University of Nancy, MA in public and European law, postgrad diploma in political science and public law

Family: In relationship with Destenay Gauthier. Bettel is Luxembourg's first openly gay PM

 
 
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