EU foreign ministers discuss Russia sanctions
EU foreign ministers met in Luxembourg on Monday to talk about the abuse in Ukraine that flared on the weekend.
Top diplomats in the 28 EU countries discussed if the activities in western Ukraine came to an escalation of the disaster, which may trigger economic sanctions.
Dutch Foreign Minister Frank Timmermans said, when questioned by reporters if Russia was behind the unrest within the east of the nation: “The issue is that it seems very much like what occurred in the Crimea.
“If it seems like a horse, it walks like a horse. It’s usually a horse rather than a Zebra.”
EU diplomats claim that Russia giving military personnel towards the region and continues to be fomenting the violence.
British Foreign Minister William Hague stated that “further sanctions need to be the reaction to Russia’s behaviour.”
“Of course, we’ll have to agree between the whole of the EU how far these go. But truly I’ll be making that argument,” he explained.
That view was echoed by Belgum’s foreign minister, Didier Reynders.
“It will probably be essential to proceed towards financial sanctions to create (Russia) see sense. The target is efficiently also to restore calm in the area and to attain a de-escalation. So far, we’ve seen nothing of the type,” he explained.
The meeting comes three days in front of planned discussions in Geneva about the situation involving Ukraine, the EU, Russia and the people.