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Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the Foreign Affairs Council

EUDelegationUkraine: According to High Representative Federica Mogherini, Foreign Minister Vadym Pristaiko provided a comprehensive and sufficient overview on the plans to solve the conflict in Donbas.

“We received from him a very comprehensive and satisfactory picture of the plans that the government and the administration have on the reform agenda of the country, but also on how to address the conflict in the east of Ukraine. We have seen some positive developments; we are very much willing to support them and we reconfirmed to him – and through him to all the Ukrainian people – the European Union’s strong determination to support Ukraine, its sovereignty, its territorial integrity, our non-recognition policy of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol and, equally as important, our determination to continue to fully support Ukraine’s reform agenda. As you know, the European Union has put in place for Ukraine the highest amount of EU assistance to any third country. We are talking about over €15 billion over the last [five] years. We have a very ambitious [EU-Ukraine] Association Agreement and a visa-free regime in place. “-said High Representative Federica Mogherini.