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EU says Ukraine must preserve its unity

Posted by seumasach on February 23, 2014

The only way for Europe to defend “the rule of the law and the Constitution” is to condemn Friday’s coup d’etat. Having failed to condemn it they support it: the consequences of this for the European leadership and the rule of law in Europe are immense.


22nd February, 2014

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, called Saturday for the formation of an inclusive government in Ukraine and for all sides to safeguard the country’s unity.

“The European Union expects everyone in Ukraine to behave responsibly with a view to protect the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the country. I call on everyone to abide by the rule of the law and the Constitution,” said Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs.

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