Slovakia on alert over neighbouring Ukraine

Slovakian foreign minister Miroslav Lajčák and other EU foreign ministers were meeting to impose sanctions on people who are, in their words, responsible for escalating the violence underway in Kyiv’s Independence Square as the world looked on in horror.

As clashes continue, Slovak officials have begun preparations to deal with further instability in the country’s eastern neighbour – with the possibility of Ukrainian refugees seeking to cross into Slovakia should the violence swell even further.

Dozens of people were killed as the violence peaked on February 20 after a short-lived truce sealed overnight between government and opposition leaders failed to last until the break of morning.

For the full story, please visit The Slovak Spectator.

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