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National Security Council on standby over Ukraine
20 Feb 2014 Flash News
The Slovak Security Council is on standby, monitoring the country’s border with Ukraine.
Vice-chairman of the opposition Slovak Democratic and Christian Union-SDKÚ
Member states of the European Union should adopt targeted measures against individuals who are responsible for violence in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák said, as quoted by the SITA newswire. They could, for example, freeze the bank accounts of those suspected of getting that money illegally, or put on a visa black-list people who are responsible for the deaths of protesters, he said.
“We are not talking about flat sanctions but rather about punishing the people who are responsible,” he added.
In the meantime, there are still sings of fights in the central Kiev square, Majdan, and the Lviv region in the west of the country has declared independence, the Sme daily wrote.
(Source: TASR, SITA, Sme)
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