Ukraine escalation on EU Foreign Affairs Council agenda, - Mogherini

High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has announced continuous support to the so-called 'Normandy Format' (Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia) for solving the situation in the Donbas.

She told reporters prior to the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on Monday, Censor.NET reports.

Mogherini said today's council would start with the situation in Ukraine, which 'deteriorated significantly' in the past week.

"I talked about that with Minister Lavrov, on Friday I called him. And yesterday I had the opportunity to meet with the deputy prime minister of Ukraine," Mogherini said.

"We'll address with the ministers, first of all, this escalation of violence in the east, also our continued non-recognition policy of the annexation of Crimea, and also our continued support of the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, the Normandy format, the work of the OSCE," she said.

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Mogherini also stressed the EU's continued support to the reform agenda in Ukraine and said the EU wants to invest in social and economic reforms that will benefit all Ukrainians.

"That is a very important part of our work," she said.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n426590