Ukrainian diaspora calls on EU leaders to refrain from any policy of appeasement

22.10.2016 11:35 466

The European Union should maintain and strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation and refrain from considering any policy of appeasement in discussions on future relations between EU member states and Russia.

This was stated by Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

 “The European Union must deliver a united message to the Russian Federation that the European community will never compromise or tolerate any violations of the independence and territorial integrity of any country, including Ukraine, and this message must be supported by stronger economic sanctions until the Russian Federation fully implements the Minsk agreements, returns the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol to Ukrainian control, withdraws its troops from Eastern Ukraine, and addresses all of the issues that continue to be consequences of the blatant violations of international law and commitments,” the UWC President stated. 

He also sent the EU leaders the letter, urging them to refrain from considering any policy of appeasement in discussions on future relations between EU member states and Russia. “The Russian Federation has blatantly violated critical international agreements including the UN Charter, Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances and Minsk agreements, outright rejected the principles of fundamental democratic values and basic human rights, and with its military aggression in a time of peace has declared an intent to pursue its imperialist ambitions that clearly threaten stability, peace and security in Europe and beyond,” the letter reads.

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