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Europe's East 21-02-2014

Ashton: Targeted sanctions against Ukraine

EU foreign ministers meeting in emergency session in Brussels decided on measures against Kyiv including visa bans, asset freezes and a suspension of the export of riot control equipment like water cannon, body armour and helmets.
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Europe's East 21-10-2013

Brussels tells Russia to stop pressuring Ukraine over closer EU ties

European foreign ministers have warned Russia to stop putting pressure on Ukraine, as the former Soviet country seeks closer ties with the EU. Gathering in Luxembourg on Monday, the EU's  foreign ministers are discussing Ukraine’s progress towards the signing of a free trade deal with the EU during the Eastern Partnership summit next November. But Moscow has been pressuring the ex-soviet member to join the Moscow-led customs union instead, reminding Ukraine of its heavy dependance on Russian gas.