The EU repeatedly called on Russia to stop feeding the conflict in the Donbas
05:01 Today, the Telegraph UKRINFORM news from Ukraine: EU: Russia must stop feeding the conflict in the Donbas
The European Union is deeply concerned about the presence of Russian military equipment and personnel in areas controlled by Russian-backed militants in the Donbas.
This is stated in the statement made by the delegation of the EU during the special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Monday, 12 November, reports UKRINFORM.
“We again call on Russia to immediately stop fuelling the conflict by providing financial and military assistance to the armed forces, and we are deeply concerned about the presence of Russian military equipment and personnel in areas controlled by Russian-backed armed groups”, – said in a statement.
It is noted that the duration of EU economic sanctions against Russia tied to full implementation of the Minsk agreements .
During a special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, dedicated to the fake “elections” in the occupied part of Donbas 11 November, the EU delegation emphasized that the EU strongly condemns them.
“The so-called “elections” is another flagrant violation of international law and Ukrainian laws, the Minsk agreements and we consider them useless and have no legal force,” – said in a statement.
The delegation of the EU recalled that the Minsk agreements envisages the holding of local elections in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions in the framework of the Ukrainian legislation after the establishment of adequate security conditions, in accordance with OSCE standards and monitored by the ODIHR.
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