Ukraine: Füle calls for end to cycle of violence

“I visited Ukraine on behalf of President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and High Representative/ Vice-President Catherine Ashton on Friday and Saturday. To underline that the EU remains engaged in facilitating a peaceful, negotiated solution out of the crisis, I held talks with President Viktor Yanukovych, leaders of the opposition party Batkivshchyna Arseniy Yatsenyuk, of the party Udar Vitali Klitchko and party Svoboda Oleh Tyahnybok as well as with representatives of the civil society. I have also visited the Maidan square and talked to people there,” European Commissioner for enlargement and European neighbourhood policy Stefan Füle said.

“In my talks I conveyed deep concerns of the EU about the latest developments and underlined the need to end the cycle of violence, to fight against impunity of perpetrators of human rights violations and to continue an inclusive national dialogue to find a way out of the crisis that threatens to further destabilise the country.”

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