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2014.03.06 11:41

European leaders to discuss the situation in Ukraine

DELFI|The Lithuania Tribune2014.03.06 11:41

On Thursday, 6 March 2014, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will attend an extraordinary meeting of the European Council.

 On Thursday, 6 March 2014, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will attend an extraordinary meeting of the European Council.

In Brussels, the heads of state or government of the 28 EU member states will discuss the situation in Ukraine and measures aimed at ensuring Europe’s security. The EU’s possible support to Ukraine will also be debated.

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk is also invited to participate in the summit.

According to the President, EU member states are closely coordinating their position and actions in settling the crisis in Ukraine. She underlined that Russia’s military intervention in the territory of sovereign Ukraine poses threats to the stability and security of entire Europe.

At the extraordinary meeting, the EU leaders will debate the stabilisation of the situation and ways of peaceful solution to the crisis, possible support by European countries to Ukraine, promotion of trade with Ukraine, and international monitoring missions to Crimea. Lithuania has sent to Ukraine two observers to participate in the mission involving 12 countries.

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is preparing two more observer missions to Ukraine to monitor the situation of ethnic minorities and elections.