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EU Ambassador to Russia: we are not going to die for Ukraine and change Russia

7 april 2015 | 14:55

Also, the diplomat questioned the need to supply weapons to Ukraine. 

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EU Ambassador to Russia: we are not going to die for Ukraine and change Russia
EU Ambassador to Russia Vigaudas Ushchakas has announced that Europe thinks it is risky to supply weapons for Ukraine.

Moreover, he excluded the participation of the EU in the fighting on the side of Ukraine.

"I must admit that we will not go to war and die for Ukraine," – announced the EU diplomat, quoted by delfi.lt.

"We will not be changing Russia, because we will not be able to do that," – added the Ambassador.

He also notes that supplying weapons to Ukraine "would be a risky step" considering "a possible Russian response."

Read more: Grybauskaite expresses support for sanctions against Russia

According to Ushchakas, the EU should support economic and political reforms in Ukraine, but also "has to be realistic" and seek common ground with Russia.

Earlier, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk acknowledged that it becomes harder for the EU to maintain the unity regarding the sanctions against Russia.

Source: delfi.lv

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