European Commission President Also Calls For Sanctions Against Ukraine

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Bulgaria: European Commission President Also Calls For Sanctions Against Ukraine Jose Manuel Barroso. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The European Union is expected to urgently agree sanctions against those responsible for the violence in Ukraine, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso confirmed.

Barroso repeated the EU's stance that the bloc will respond to any deterioration on the ground.

In an official declaration, he expressed his hope that member states will perceive the agreement of measures as a matter of urgency.

The EC President also called on all sides to immediately put an end to violence and engage into a meaningful dialogue.

EU High Representative on Foreign Affairs Catherin Ashton has also expressed readiness to act on the matter and has asked the European Political and Security Committee to explore all options of response to the situation, as the German Suddeutsche Zeitung reports.

The committee is constituted by all foreign ministers of the EU countries.

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TinuzH - 20 Feb 2014 // 00:38:20

Call me paranoid but what I find very strange that on Monday the leaders of the opposition meet with Merkel and she refuses sanctions.

A day later, after a period of relative calm, the violence breaks out and make sanctions tangible. Smells like a stitch-up to me. I think that this is a planned scheme that Merkel is on Monday refusing sanctions and then this kind of violence in Ukraine starts to erupt, and that means they are making Ukraine reach a stage where sanctions can come in.

Violent protesters would not dare to do this kind of thing if there was not some sort of backing from abroad. What I see is interfering powers in Ukraine, led by Washington and an EU lead by Germany.

It’s very close to a civil war steered from the outside and it reminds me of Syria where the US is threatening a no-fly zone...humanitarian concerns will be quoted by the US and Germany to interfere further.

Next step is of course that old and favourite Washingtonian term "regime change", but of course only in the way they want it with an obedient person on top.

Not that they give a toss about Ukraine they're really after Putin. Ukraine is just the beginning. Washington and their EU cronies have played this game in numerous countries for the past 70 years that the scenario is becoming a bit obvious. And believe me Putin is too much of an old hand not to realise it. That's why the messages coming out of the Kremin are so measured in tone and he released the next tranche of aid worth $2bn. (by comparising Germany/EU offered around $800m in total and only if Ukraine complies with the IMF and no promise of EU membership was attached).

Why should the elected, rightful, legal government of the Ukraine assist Western countries in their interference? However, they have to address the rightful wishes of the people of Ukraine. But that has nothing to do with this kind of bloody interference.

Yane - 19 Feb 2014 // 20:48:38

How long until the muslims and Turks start to riot in Bulgaria, shooting n causing havoc, ofc the EU will say all fault lies with Bulgaria, it will never, ever, blame the instigators.

I despise the EU, they are one-sided fascists the whole lot.

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