EU urges Russia to support Poroshenko's peace plan
The European Union welcomes a ceasefire announced by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on June 20 and a 15-point plan for the peaceful settlement of the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
The European External Action Service (EEAS) said this in a statement obtained by Interfax-Ukraine on Friday.
"We commend President Poroshenko for his efforts and call on all sides to seize this long sought opportunity to reverse the trend of an ever worsening security and humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine," reads the document.
The statement notes that all parties will need to abide by the conditions of the peace plan and actively promote its implementation.
"We in particular call on the Russian Federation to use all its influence to this end and to support this plan publicly and through concrete actions," reads the statement.
The document also recalls that on Monday, June 23, the EU Foreign Affairs Council plans to discuss the situation in Ukraine and that Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin was invited to the meeting.