World Worries Over Deteriorating Situation In Kiev | Talking Points Memo

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Wednesday expressed “shock and utter dismay” at the violence in Kiev, blamed Ukraine’s “political leadership” and predicted the 28-nation EU will impose sanctions as a result. “We therefore expect that targeted measures against those responsible for violence and use of excessive force can be agreed by our member states as a matter of urgency, as proposed by the high representative/vice president (top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton),” Barroso said in a statement. EU foreign ministers were summoned to an emergency meeting in Brussels on Thursday afternoon to decide on the bloc’s course of action on Ukraine.


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