European Socialists Statement Growing Russia – Ukraine Tensions

Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament

Socialists and Democrats

Everything must be done to save the cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine and prevent another deadly conflict.

The alleged killing of two Russians on the Crimean border last week, and the deployment of a new missile system in the peninsula have revived tensions between Moscow and Kiev.

We are deeply concerned and join the international community in calling for a full respect of the 2015 Minsk Agreement and for continued efforts towards sustainable peace.  There is no other way out this crisis.

18 August 2016

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