The Council of the European Union has discussed the question of rendering possible assistance to Ukraine to tackle the economic and political crises in the country, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana has said, ForUm informs, referring to the KyivPost.

"Today, we had a good debate on Ukraine for us to see how we could help this country. This country is currently facing challenges both from the economic and political points of view. I think after today's discussion we should see how we could help," he said at a press conference in Luxembourg on Monday, after a foreign ministerial meeting.

Solana again pointed to Ukraine's distinctive feature to hold "elections after elections, and this time this is a presidential election."

However, he refused to specify which ways of providing possible assistance to Ukraine were discussed at the meeting.

Speaking about the upcoming Eastern Partnership summit, Karel Schwarzenberg, the foreign minister of the Czech Republic, which is the current holder of the European Union's presidency, said at the meeting that "by sending a strong message to six countries – Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan – it is very important to emphasize support for the development of these regions."

"We should get even closer to our partners to promote good management, the rule of law, and transparency," he said.

Moreover, Schwarzenberg expressed confidence that the implementation of the Eastern Partnership program would be launched soon.


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