MEPs urge Russia to be ‘part of the solution’ in Ukraine crisis

A pro-Russia separatist in Ukraine

MEPs have called for an end to “fighting and bloodshed” and for immediate arms restrictions as the conflict in Ukraine shows little sign of de-escalation.

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Downing of flight MH17 marks ‘point of no return’, warns Ukraine foreign minister

Workers clearing debris from the MH17 plane wreckage

The foreign affairs council and parliament’s foreign affairs committee have both met to discuss next steps following the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in which 298 people, most of which were European, died.

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MEP tells Europe to ‘wake up’ following Ukraine air crash tragedy

Debris from the Malaysian Airline plane crash in Ukraine

MEPs have expressed their “deepest sympathy” and called for a response to the MH17 plane crash in which 298 people died in Ukraine.

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Štefan Füle assures parliament ‘we have not forgotten about Crimea’

Smoke billowing in Ukraine

Members of parliament’s foreign affairs committee have called for ratification of the association agreement with Ukraine and more action against Russia if it fails to de-escalate the ongoing crisis.

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Ashton and Kerry meet to discuss foreign policy

Catherine Ashton and John Kerry speaking at a press conference

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and US secretary of state John Kerry have met to discuss their joint foreign affairs priorities.

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Sanction list expands as Ukraine crisis escalates

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has condemned attempts by armed pro-Russian separatists to destabilise Ukraine, describing the situation as “extremely worrying”.

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Ashton responds to ‘illegal’ Crimea referendum

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European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has strongly condemned Russia for its role in the “so-called” referendum in Crimea, which she described as “illegal and in clear breach of the Ukrainian constitution”.

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