UKRAINE meets E.U. Council as THEY call for OWN forces!
President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine has signed the Law on Discontinuing the Agreement on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, the presidential press service has said.
“We must regard the non-prolongation of our Agreement with Russia not as an episode but as part of our strategy towards the final breakup with our colonial past and re-orientation towards Europe. The other components of this strategy are as follows: a visa-free regime, an agreement on the association with the EU, the tomos on the creation of an independent autocephalous Church in Ukraine, the discontinuance of our membership of the CIS, the mentioning of our aspirations to join the EU and NATO in the Ukrainian Constitution, the creation of a professional Ukrainian army, the support of the Ukrainian language, our own history, and the strengthening of our national identity,” Poroshenko said.[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko1QRBnr3jQ[/embedyt]
Ukraine’s Pavlo Klimkin asked the EU’s 28 foreign ministers in Brussels to step up sanctions against Moscow but the bloc is deeply divided on Russia and is not seen acting swiftly, if at all.
Instead, it will look at offering more assistance to Ukraine, which had its Black Sea peninsula of Crimea annexed by Russia in 2014 and then saw Moscow back separatists in the industrial east.
The ministers discussed with Klimkin “the support of the European Union to Ukraine, to Ukrainian people, to territorial integrity of the country”, said the bloc’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini.