EU urged to be ready to toughen sanctions against Russia over Donbass

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EU urged to be ready to toughen sanctions against Russia over Donbass

MEPs adopted a resolution on Ukraine, in which they called on the European External Action Service to be more active in resolving the conflict in Donbass. RIA Novosti writes about it.

In addition, the EU was called on to be ready to tighten sanctions against Russia because of the events in eastern Ukraine, “if the situation so requires.”

In addition, the European Parliament called for strengthening confidence-building measures and obtaining a mandate to deploy a UN peacekeeping mission. The EU has also been asked to facilitate local elections.

The armed conflict in Donbass has been going on for over six years. In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the DPR and LPR, which proclaimed independence from Kiev after the change of the central government. Ukraine accuses Russia of occupying part of Donbass and supporting separatism. The Russian side rejects these claims.

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