Tusk: Unity of Europe and US can put end to Russia's aggression

12:39, 10 March 2015
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The unity of Europe and the United States can put an end to the aggressive policy of Russia in relation to its neighbors, European Council President Donald Tusk said ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, the press service of the Council of Europe reported on Monday.


"Our opponents - with their propaganda, violence, violation of the sovereignty of our neighbors - are [trying] to weaken the foundations of the political community of the Western world," Tusk said.

"Today, we can see quite clearly that they are trying to divide us, within Europe, as well as Europe and America. If we are united, we will put an end to Russia’s aggressive policy towards its neighbors," he said.

He said that during his meeting with the U.S. president he intended to discuss the crisis in relations with Russia in the context of Ukraine, the threat of terrorism, the acts of the so-called Islamic State militant group, as well as partnership in transatlantic trade and investment.

"The past has already shown that only when we are united are we able to successfully fight against terrorism. We were also able to succeed due to our joint work in economic trade," Tusk said.

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