Barroso, Yanukovych had telephone conversation
President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso held a telephone conversation with the President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych regarding the recent developments in Ukraine - EU official website has reported
President Barroso reiterated the need for a political solution to the current tensions, through dialogue with the opposition and civil society. He recalled the need to respect civil freedoms and to exert maximum restraint.
He announced that the High Representative/Vice-President, Cathy Ashton, would travel to Kiev this week to support a way out of the political crisis.
President Barroso also recalled the EU`s position of signing the Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area once the conditions are met.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carld Bildt has posted on his page on Tweeter regarding the situation in Ukraine.
`Tonight even more obvious that Ukraine needs a round table agreement to get out of its crisis. Otherwise risk of violence and repression,` Bildt posted.