EU condemned Russia’s recognition of the separatist Luhansk and Donetsk regions

EU condemned Russia’s recognition of the separatist Luhansk and Donetsk regions
# 22 February 2022 02:06 (UTC +04:00)

In a joint statement, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen condemned “in the strongest possible terms the decision by the Russian President to proceed with the recognition of the non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine as independent entities,” APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency

They also said that the EU “will react with sanctions against those involved in this illegal act.”

Michel, von der Leyen, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, and European Parliament President Roberta Metsola also shared the same message on social media.

“The recognition of the two separatist territories in Ukraine is a blatant violation of international law, the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the Minsk agreements,” they wrote.

“The EU and its partners will react with unity, firmness and with determination in solidarity with Ukraine,” the EU leaders added.

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