Speaking at a plenary meeting of the European Parliament on the situation in Ukraine, on 9 October in Brussels, EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini has said the European Union put together for Ukraine the biggest support package.

Recalling that five years ago, at the beginning of her mandate, Ukraine was almost the only issue on our foreign policy agenda, she reaffirmed Brussels’ expectations that the Steinmeier formula could lead to progress in order to fully implement the Minsk agreements.

“Crimea is Ukraine, Donbas is Ukraine. And the European Union will continue to keep this position in the most unequivocal and united manner. Through the years, we have never stopped working for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements”, she said.

She also welcomed the recent exchange of prisoners between Ukraine and Russia, and underlined the Union’s concrete support to the counry’s reforms.