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Belgium: "It's time EU turns focus away from sanctions" - Mogherini01:08

Belgium: "It's time EU turns focus away from sanctions" - Mogherini

Belgium, Brussels
November 17, 2014 at 10:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Fedherica Mogherini commented on the European Union's stance on the Ukraine conflict ahead of a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday.

Mogherini said that sanctions as a response to elections in Donbass on November 2 were "not an objective" but that they needed to be accompanied by other measures.

She also added that Ukraine should be asked to commit to further reforms, and that the EU should provide better assistance.

Belgium: "It's time EU turns focus away from sanctions" - Mogherini01:08
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High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Fedherica Mogherini commented on the European Union's stance on the Ukraine conflict ahead of a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday.

Mogherini said that sanctions as a response to elections in Donbass on November 2 were "not an objective" but that they needed to be accompanied by other measures.

She also added that Ukraine should be asked to commit to further reforms, and that the EU should provide better assistance.