BRUSSELS, February 23, 3:46 /ITAR-TASS/. ar-Tass) - EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton said in her statement on Saturday that the European Union “expects everyone in Ukraine to behave responsibly with a view to protect the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the country”.
Her statement said “the European Union is following minute by minute the rapidly changing political situation in Ukraine”.
The head of European diplomacy said the European Union remained “fully committed to support an inclusive political process, help de-escalate the situation and to assist Ukraine in the process of reform”. She also welcomed the release of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko.