• 21-FEB-2014

  • Cracow, Poland

EPP Group Suggests Exit Strategy for Crisis-stricken Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine and the reactions to the escalation of violence, but also possible solutions and measures to stop the violence, were the main issues of the first panel of the EPP Group's Bureau Meeting in Krakow. Taking the floor, Ostap Semerak, former Member of the Ukrainian Parliament and adviser to Arseniy Yatsenyuk Leader of the "Batkivshchyna Party", said that the situation is changing from minute to minute in Kiev and the peaceful protestors are not using the same methods - weapons - to respond to the violence by the riot police and he blamed President Yanukovych for the escalation of the situation. The opposition is united and trying to find a peaceful solution. "The nature of the crisis in Ukraine is clear, it is the crisis of the regime, but we should have imposed sanctions earlier", said Arnaud Danjean Chairman of the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defence. Available material includes an edited package.


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