– Europe Says Would Consider Any “Unilateral Military Action By Russia A Blatant Violation Of International Law” (ZeroHedge, Aug 15, 2014):
While we await to see any actual proof of either a Russian armed convoy entering Ukraine territory, or that this convoy was shelled by Ukraine artillery, because as a reminder this is first and foremost a war of relentless propaganda on all sides, here is the latest from Europe, which moments after stating it may roll back sanctions just announced it is now considering even more actions against Russia. From Reuters:
- EU FOREIGN MINISTERS SAY WOULD CONSIDER ANY UNILATERAL MILITARY ACTIONS BY RUSSIA IN UKRAINE AS BLATANT VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
And from Bloomberg:
The “grounds for the imposition of restrictive measures against the Russian Federation remain valid,” EU foreign ministers say.
“The restrictive measures taken by the EU are directly linked to the Russian Federation’s violation of international law with the illegal annexation of Crimea and the destabilization of Ukraine”
The EU “remains engaged in the monitoring and assessment of these measures and remains ready to consider further steps, in light of the evolution of the situation on the ground,” according to conclusions of meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels
Belgium also chimes in:
- RUSSIA OVERSTEPPING UKRAINE BORDER WAS `AGRESSION’: REYNDERS
- REYNDERS SAYS `NO SURPRISE’ UKRAINE REACTED TO RUSSIAN MOVE
And paradoxically at the same time it adds that:
- EU SAYS SECURITY OF ENERGY SUPPLIES IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE
So far the only official comment that is missing is that of Russia which has vehemently denied any entrance by an armed convoy into Ukraine and has yet to have any direct statement on the alleged destruction of its assets in Ukraine.