Statement of the Heads of State or Government on Ukraine Brussels, 27 May 2014
EU News 245/2014
Council of the European Union
Brussels, 27 May 2014
Today we discussed the situation following the Presidential election on 25 May in Ukraine. We recall and reconfirm our statement of 6 March and our conclusions of 21 March. We welcome the holding of the elections as an expression of the will of the Ukrainian people. The presidential election was characterised by high turnout and a clear resolve by the authorities to hold what was a genuine election largely in line with international commitments and respecting fundamental freedoms, despite the hostile security environment in two eastern regions of the country. We call on all parties to accept the outcome of the elections and we look forward to working closely with the new President.
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