EU Foreign Ministers to discuss Ukraine, Eastern Partnership

10 February 2014 13:38

The situation in Ukraine will once again be the main subject of discussion at a meeting of the foreign ministers of 27 European Union (EU) countries, RFE/RL informs.

The question of offering to Ukraine the prospect of EU full membership is not on the agenda, according to data available from diplomatic sources in a number of missions of leading EU countries, according to Voice of Russia.

It is believed that sanctions would complicate a dialogue between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych.

The future of the EU's Eastern Partnership policy will also be discussed, including a paper by 13 EU member states that proposes more support, especially to Georgia and Moldova.

The EU hopes the two countries can sign association agreements in August, at the latest, amid fears they might come under Russian pressure to abandon the deal.

The Eastern Partnership currently includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.