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Russian cruiser - the Black Sea fleet has been stationed in Crimea since 1783 (Photo: Wikipedia)

EU should save Ukraine from Russia, NGO says

The European Union should formally recognise Ukraine's right to join the EU and offer it a "solidarity clause" to help prevent Russia from undermining Kiev's pro-democratic government in the wake of the Georgia conflict, a European foreign affairs think-tank has said.

"The next focal point for security tensions - although not for war - might be Ukraine," the European Foreign Policy Council (ECFR) warned in a flash report on Monday (25 August), urging Brussels to make a strong show of fr...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Russian cruiser - the Black Sea fleet has been stationed in Crimea since 1783 (Photo: Wikipedia)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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