The EU expressed readiness to strengthen support for Ukraine in 2019

The EU expressed readiness to strengthen support for Ukraine in 2019

The EU intends in early 2019 to send a mission to Ukraine to assess needs in providing assistance to the regions, said in a press release following the meeting of the Commission of the EU—Ukraine Association. From the Ukrainian party on the Council was attended by Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman and from the EU — EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini.


“The European Union will continue to closely monitor the situation (in the area of the Kerch Strait and the Azov sea) and is determined to act appropriately in close coordination with its international partners. The EU is ready to take measures to further strengthen support to affected regions of Ukraine. In this context, the EU planned to send an assessment mission to Ukraine in early 2019,” said the EU.

The situation in the Kerch Strait escalated on November 25, when Russian border guards detained three Ukrainian ship, accusing them of illegal crossing the state border of the Russian Federation. The crew of the ships of 24 persons by the decision of the court of Simferopol arrested until January. In response to Kiev introduced in 10 regions of the country, martial law and banned the entry of Russian men aged from 16 to 60 years.

About the consequences of the detention of the ships in the publication “Kommersant” “the Rhetoric of a sick doctor.”

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