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European Parliament Supports Deployment Of Peacekeeping Mission In Donbas

21.01 14:40

This was stated in the resolution approved by the European Parliament on Thursday in relation to Association Agreement, including deep and comprehensive free trade area with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, ‘Ukrinform’ reports.

As stated in the document, the European parliament will take into consideration the appeal of the Ukrainian leadership to deploy an international peacekeeping mission along the Ukrainian-Russian border, as well as in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Besides, the EU supports the proposal to deploy an international mission led by the EU in the framework of the common security and defense policy in the region in case appropriate conditions are established and the Minsk Agreements are partially implemented.

EU is deeply concerned about the stage of implementation of the Minsk Agreements. It was once again emphasized that the major part of responsibility lies on Russia.

Finally, the document expresses unconditional support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. EU calls on Russia to de-occupy the Crimea and immediately stop the aggression in Ukraine.

The European Parliament welcomes the decision of the EU Council to extend economic sanctions against Russia imposed because of failure to implement the Minsk agreements.

As previously reported, the UN assessment mission on stabilization of the situation in Donbas will arrive to Ukraine on January 23.

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