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The European Parliament Jan 15 is due to pass a resolution on Ukraine which strongly condemns Russia’s “aggressive and expansionist policy” and calls for the continuation or even strengthening of the current sanctions regime as long as Moscow does not deliver on the Minsk agreement.

The political groups agreed yesterday on a consolidated text of the Resolution, based on a draft by the centre-right European Peoples’ party (EPP).

According to the agreed upon text, the European Parliament “strongly condemns Russia's aggressive and expansionist policy”, which it says constitutes “a threat to the unity and independence of Ukraine and poses a potential threat to the European Union itself”.

It also condemns the “illegal annexation of Crimea and waging an undeclared hybrid war against Ukraine, including information war, blending elements of cyber warfare, use of regular and irregular forces, propaganda, economic pressure energy blackmail, diplomacy and political destabilisation”. The text also emphasises that “these actions are in breach of international law and constitute a serious challenge to the European security situation”.