France, Germany to reportedly try to block joint statement at EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv – source

17:41, 25 April 2015
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France and Germany are said to be attempting to block a joint statement to be made at the EU-Ukraine summit to be hosted by Kyiv on April 27.

Europe still doesn't have a united position on Ukraine / Photo from Wikimedia.org

This was announced by a European diplomat in a comment to UNIAN's own correspondent in Brussels on Saturday.

According to the source, France and Germany are now trying to amend the wording of the statement the way its content would be completely neutralized.

An urgent meeting of the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (COREPER) is being called for Sunday, April 26, the diplomat said.

"COREPER will gather on Sunday evening and will try to find a compromise. Now your [Ukrainian] diplomats are making every effort to save the situation," he added.

Kyiv will host the 17th EU-Ukraine summit on April 27, 2015. This will be the first summit taking place under the framework of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine.

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