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European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has ruled out EU military intervention to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, Novinite reports.

Herman van Rompuy commented on the situation in Ukraine during the presentation of his latest book, "Europe in the storm-Lessons and Challenges", on Monday evening in Brussels.

The European Council President, as cited by the "Le Soir" newspaper, said that the EU had to use other tools to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. He claimed that the EU had to help Ukraine economically and politically so that it could build new institutions.

Herman Van Rompuy insisted that Ukraine had become a victim of a destabilization campaign undertaken by external elements.

The event brought together celebrities like former Secretary-General of NATO Javier Solana, Italy's former Foreign Minister Emma Bonino and Philippe Maystadt, former President of the European Investment Bank.

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