Censor.NET reports citing statement by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini at the Security Council Briefing.
"What happened in Ukraine over the last year is the most serious crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars," Ms. Mogherini said.
She noted that achieving a sustainable solution in Ukraine is urgent today.
"Let me say that the UN count. It was important that the Minsk Package of Measures adopted last Feb 12 was endorsed by the Security Council. This ceasefire is fragile and no effort should be spared to sustain it. The withdrawal of heavy weapons is only a first step. We will keep supporting the implementation of Minsk as we already do, notably through in-kind and financial contributions to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission," High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy stated.
"Our policy towards Ukraine is crystal-clear. We want to put an end to the conflict. We need to put an end to the conflict. And to safeguard Ukraine's territorial integrity," Ms. Mogherini stressed adding that Russia's policy in Crimea cannot be left without answer: "the EU condemns the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol as a violation of international law."