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The European Union has clearly explained why sanctions were imposed against Russia.

Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, violation of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and deliberate destabilization of a neighboring sovereign country by supporting the terrorists, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation. Nothing was said about Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine and killing Ukrainian soldiers and civilians.

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The European Union is focusing its efforts on de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine. The EU calls on all sides to continue engaging in a meaningful and inclusive dialogue leading to a lasting solution; to protect the unity and territorial integrity of the country and to strive to ensure a stable, prosperous and democratic future for all Ukraine's citizens. The EU has also proposed to step-up its support for Ukraine's economic and political reforms.

A communications unit called the East StratCom Team, launched in September, aims to support EU delegations in the six eastern neighborhood countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine - as well as in Russia itself. The main objectives include communicating and promoting "EU policies and values", supporting independent media and increasing awareness of "disinformation activities by external actors".Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/p356676