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European Parliament drafts resolution in support of eastern neighbors

The EP welcomes the extension of sanctions against Russia.

European Parliament drafts resolution in support of eastern neighbors
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The annual resolution of the European Parliament on the implementation of the EU common foreign and security policy says that in the context of current crises and Russia's aggression the European Union needs a new approach in its relations with its eastern neighbors.

"The European Parliament is firmly convinced of the need for a new approach in relations with the Eastern neighbors, I am convinced that the support of these countries wishing to be closer to the EU should be the highest priority of the EU foreign policy," the draft document prepared by the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs David McAllister reads.

The EP also welcomes the extension of sanctions against Russia until Moscow fully fulfils the Minsk accords.

The draft resolution emphasizes support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

As previously reported, the EU next week will begin a debate on the extension of sanctions against Russia.