EU Head of Diplomacy Announced Support for Ukraine

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The Council of the European Union supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and will consider options for action in the event of continued aggression from the Russian Federation. The head of the community's diplomacy, Josep Borrell, announced the EU's support for Ukraine. He noted the growth of tensions in the country and stated the EU is to consider options for action in case if continued aggression against Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine informed. The (EU) Foreign Affairs Council has sent a clear signal of collective support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, Borrell wrote on his blog on Tuesday, April 20. He added that the EU is ready to oppose the Russian Federation’s attempt to act as a mediator, and not as a party to the conflict. Borrell also stressed that the day before, the heads of the European foreign ministries, with the participation of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, at the joint videoconference focused on Ukraine and the way the EU can best support it in solving problems. “The foreign ministers of the EU countries have agreed that they must speak with a single voice in bilateral contacts with Russia, in all international forums (G7, OSCE) and in negotiations with the United States,” Borrell said. He also added that he is going to take part in the summit on the International Crimean Platform, which will be held in Kiev on August 23. EU is not preparing sanctions against Russia - Borrell We add that earlier Josep Borrell and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken held talks on Ukraine. They expressed deep concern about Russian military forces buildup near the borders of Ukraine and about the illegally annexed Crimea.