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EU threatens Russia with purposeful measures

04 March 2014 [17:00] - TODAY.AZ
If Russia continues taking aggressive actions , the EU will take the purposeful measures without hesitation, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle said at the press-conference in Tbilisi on March 4.

Füle did not name these measures.

"There are important factors that will stop the bloodshed in Ukraine," he said. "The Council on Foreign Policy has recently reminded Russia of the need to fulfill its commitments to the international community. The matter rests in Ukraine's territorial integrity, which must be protected."

Fule said that the recently voiced declaration fixed not only the EU's position in relation to Ukraine's events, but designed to facilitate the final de-escalation of the situation in Crimea.

"The foreign ministers said that if Russia continues its policy of aggression in Ukraine, the EU will take the targeted measures," Fule said.

Several thousand people who participated in the two rallies gathered in front of the Supreme Council of Crimea on the morning of February 26.

In a joint statement, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan , Great Britain and US , as well as chairman of the European Council and chairman of the European Commission condemned Russia's position on Ukraine and cancelled preparations for the G-8 summit in Sochi scheduled for June 2014.



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