Ukraine Crisis: Yatsenyuk in Brussels Urges Russia to Pull Back Military As European Council Suspends Visa Talks with Russia


Time 3.48 p.m. CEST Lates Update March 7 10.25 p.m. CEST

President of the European Council Herman Van Rompoy greets acting Prime ministe of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk: “As a matter of priority, we will sign very shortly political chapters, before the elections in Ukraine on May, 25.”

It was not an easy day for acting Prime minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Brussels. Even though he is a first politician of a non EU member country invited to the extraordinary meeting of European Council during the mandate of Herman van Rompuy as president with the Council.

The urgency and developments in Ukraine it might heat expectations Ukraine could ensure faster association with EU, due to the unpredicted decision of authorities in Autonomous Republic of Crimea to organize a vote in a referendum to join Russia on March 16. Although, European Council decides as a measure to help Ukraine, to sign all political chapters of the Association Agrement with Ukraine in short time, that not gave Yatsenyuk a specific date to return with it in Kiev.

European Council urges Russia to negotiation and peaceful outcome on the situation in Ukraine and calls Russia to enable immediate access to international monitors, and respect territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. EU Council marks the decision of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to hold a referendum as contrary to the Ukrainian Constitution, and therefore, is illegal.


The European Union head of states or governments decided to suspend bilateral talks with Russia on the visa matters, and on talks with Russia on the New agreement. European Council will furthermore sign in a short period of time all the political chapters of the Association Agreement with Ukraine.

The President of European Council Herman Van Rompoy says “EU will participate in the contact group to ensure full respect of international law and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

They will support visa liberalization process and will further ensure security in energy supplies for Ukraine. According to the Council issued a statement IMF support to Ukraine will be crucial for unlocking financial assistance from EU. They also urge authorities in Ukraine to pursue with “fair and free elections, Constitution reforms.” European Council decides to strengthen relations with Georgia and Republic of Moldova, through the aim those countries to sign Association Agreement with EU, no later than August 2014.

The President of European Council Herman Van Rompoy says “EU will participate in the contact group to ensure full respect of international law and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

Ukrainian acting Prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk: “We are ready to sign Association Agreement”/Brussels, March 6, 2014/courtesy of: http://tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu/

Earlier, acting Prime minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk speaks on the news conference in Brussels as European Union heads of states or government  hold an extraordinary meeting on Thursday March 6, 2014. Yatsenyuk says Ukraine urges Russian government to pull back its military into the barracks, not to support illegitimate, s0-called government of Crimea, and to start real talks for the peaceful solution.”

He says Russia should not undermine Ukraine territorial integrity and independence and to do everything to stop the crisis, and not to talk to those who want “Ukraine to split.” Yatsenyuk will wait for a final decision of todays European Union Council decision and says Ukraine believes, EU supports Ukraine.

“Ukraine is ready to sign Association Agreement with EU, as soon as possible, says “Yatsenyuk in Brussels, pointing out “this is crisis for entire Europe.” The crisis in Ukraine stared on November 31, when ousted President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych refutes the signing of Association Agreement with EU.  

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News conference of Arseniy Yatsenyuk

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