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Steinmeier: 'We have a comparatively calm phase, with a smaller number of violations of the ceasefire' (Photo: consilium.europa.au)

Germany to Ukraine: Use reforms to fight 'Russian aggression'

Leading EU states, including Germany and the UK, have said faster reforms and more EU “visibility” in Ukraine are the best way to resist “Russian aggression.”

Their informal paper, circulated before an EU foreign ministers meeting on Monday (18 January), and seen by EUobserver, advises Kiev to create “a vice-prime minister for European integration” to help implement new laws on public administration and anti-corruption.

It says the EU should consider posting more experts and givi...

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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.

Steinmeier: 'We have a comparatively calm phase, with a smaller number of violations of the ceasefire' (Photo: consilium.europa.au)

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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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