15:47 19.02.2014

Rompuy promises to respond to events in Ukraine with sanctions

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Rompuy promises to respond to events in Ukraine with sanctions

European Union leaders are alarmed by the escalation of violence in Ukraine, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on Wednesday.

"EU will respond quickly to deterioration including via targeted sanctions," Rompuy tweeted.

"Those responsible to be held accountable. Authorities must ensure fundamental rights," Rompuy said.

According to Rompuy, "genuine dialogue is only sustainable democratic way out incl. constitutional reform, inclusive government & free, fair elections."

The EU is still ready to support reforms and modernization of Ukraine as well as enhancing democracy and economic prosperity of its citizens, Rompuy said.

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