At the end of the EU summit on Friday, 20 March, EURACTIV Senior Editor Georgi Gotev asked Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker if he was aware that Ukraine had banned Euronews, after a controversial businessman bought the Ukrainian service.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has urged EU leaders to back Kiev's request to sendi an international peacekeeping mission to eastern Ukraine, where government forces are fighting pro-Russia separatists.
“There is no general commitment as yet that minds each and everyone, which covers each and everyone, for example, those that are guilty. But we need the results of the investigation,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters in Brussels after an EU leaders meeting on Thursday.
The peace plan agreed to by France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia in Minsk on Wednesday to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine is a 'weak solution', according to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.