Tusk: No solution for Ukraine to be found without European strategy on Russia
A long-term solution for Ukraine can’t be found without there being a united European strategy towards Russia, the head of the European Council Donald Tusk said on Wednesday after a meeting with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, according to his press office.
"We will not find long-term solutions for Ukraine without a solid, consistent and united European strategy towards Russia. We began this discussion with all the leaders at the December European Council, where we decided to stay the course. We will return to this issue at our meeting in March," Tusk said.
"Ukraine, eastern neighborhood and relations with Russia will remain top questions on the agenda of the EU in 2015," he said.
He noted that he had repeatedly said that the EU policy regarding the east wasn’t a policy against Russia.
"Our policy is to support our eastern neighbors, to help them become modern, prosperous and democratic societies," he said.