GENERICO.ruWorldThe head of the European Council threatened with tough measures on the situation around Ukraine

The head of the European Council threatened with tough measures on the situation around Ukraine


BRUSSELS, 16 Dec. For the summit on December 16, the EU prepared a “tough position” on the situation around Ukraine, said the head of the European Council Charles Michel following the results of the EU and Eastern Partnership summit. “We already have existing sanctions (against Russia – ed.), We are ready to take additional measures if the situation worsens … Ukraine, and we will discuss it at the summit on Thursday, “he said. The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, also stressed the EU's readiness, if necessary, to” expand the existing sanctions against Russia. ” At the same time, she expressed the hope “that there will be no escalation.” Kiev and Western states have recently expressed concern over the alleged intensification of “aggressive actions” by Russia near the borders of Ukraine. Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is moving troops within its territory and at its own discretion. According to him, this does not threaten anyone and should not worry anyone. Russia has repeatedly stated that it is not threatening anyone and is not going to attack anyone, and statements about “Russian aggression” are used as an excuse to deploy more NATO military equipment near Russian borders. EU and Eastern Partnership discussed” common concern “on Ukraine

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