European Council President Rejects EU Military Intervention in Ukraine

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Bulgaria: European Council President Rejects EU Military Intervention in Ukraine European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, photo by EPA/BGNES

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has ruled out EU military intervention to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

Herman van Rompuy commented on the situation in Ukraine during the presentation of his latest book, "Europe in the storm-Lessons and Challenges", on Monday evening in Brussels.

The European Council President, as cited by the "Le Soir" newspaper, said that the EU had to use other tools to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

He claimed that the EU had to help Ukraine economically and politically so that it could build new institutions.

Herman Van Rompuy insisted that Ukraine had become a victim of a destabilization campaign undertaken by external elements.

Responding to a question of Le Soir's editor in chief, B?atrice Delvaux on a possible new perception of the European Union by its citizens, he said that the Union was perceived as a protective factor in the new EU member states.

The event brought together celebrities like former Secretary-General of NATO Javier Solana, Italy's former Foreign Minister Emma Bonino and Philippe Maystadt, former President of the European Investment Bank.

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sse - 14 May 2014 // 23:59:23

the eu the only army less empire in history based on social welfare and child benefit what else does eu have to offer

Optimistic - 14 May 2014 // 23:45:33

The issues in Ukraine are internal Ukranian issues, Russia is not involved and the US EU NATO should not be involved either.

The problem is that the US EU NATO are financing the illegal Kiev government through the IMF and this is propping up the Kiev government and paying for the US mercenaries that are operating in the Ukraine.

Thunderstorm - 14 May 2014 // 23:14:57

Georgia and Moldova have literally nothing common with Russia, they go where they want. Even Putler's puppet Lukashenko had to be paid at 3.5 billions USD to join "Euroasiatic Union" invented in Moscow.

wilfulsprite - 14 May 2014 // 22:12:38

Why is Rompuy pushing Moldova and Georgia into signing the EU association agreement? He doesn't want war, he says, so what does he want? EU expansion without resistance?

Vladimir K. - 6 May 2014 // 23:35:29

At least they ruled out military intervention, which is one point plus for EU against the Useless States of America

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