Using variables: Statement must appear within on handler

I would like to use variables in my flash app. The app is quite simple, has many buttons, and on each of those buttons I have a simple script: on-rollover and on-release. For both actions I use the same value, which I want to put in a variable. The following script results in an error message: Statement must appear within on handler. When I have to declare the variable inside the on-handler, I have to declare it twice, which makes it useless as I have to enter the value twice. How can I get this working?
country = "uk"
on (rollOver)
on (release)
    getURL("/"+country+"/", "_self");

Select a frame on the timeline where your buttons live and then move the buttons handlers there:
myButton1.onPress = onPressFunction
myButton2.onPress = onPressFunction
myButton3.onPress = onPressFunction
myButton1.onRelease = onReleaseFunction
myButton2.onRelease = onReleaseFunction
myButton3.onRelease = onReleaseFunction
country = "uk"
function onPressFunction(){
function onReleaseFunction(){
    getURL("/"+country+"/", "_self");
If you use this approach you MUST remove the scripts from buttons themselves.
I hope this helps.

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