Russia says EU has lifted restrictions on arms to Ukraine "on the quiet"

MOSCOW Sat Aug 2, 2014 6:13am EDT

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MOSCOW Aug 2 (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry accused the European Union on Saturday of withdrawing a ban on supplying Ukraine with military technology and equipment "on the quiet."

"During a recent meeting of the Council of Europe in Brussels, leaders of EU member states agreed 'on the quiet' to remove restrictions on exports to Kiev of equipment that could be used for internal repression," the ministry said in a statement on its website. "Exports of military technologies and equipment were also allowed."

The ministry also called on the 28-nation EU not to be "goaded" by Washington over events in east Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists are fighting government forces. (Reporting by Alexander Winning, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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stuppen wrote:
President of Ukraine says he is defending democracy but really the Ukrainian army’s killing the civilians because they do not agree with his election.

Aug 02, 2014 8:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Krystya wrote:
No, Putin is unhappy the Ukrainian people ousted his thieving puppet and is responsible for the fighting in the east.

Aug 03, 2014 1:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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