Minister Zaorálek ( minister of Foreign Affairs at Czech Republic ) protests to the Russian Ambassador on Steps Taken in Ukraine
The minister of Foreign Affairs stressed the Czech Republic's support to Ukraine's territorial integrity and called on Russia to come to the negotiating table, recall its troops from Crimea and refrain from provocations that destabilize the situation in the region and can lead to bloodshed.
Statement on the situation in Ukraine (MFA Poland ):
We call for stopping provocative movements of troops on the Crimean Peninsula.
We urge states-signatories to the Budapest Memorandum of December 1994, which gives Ukraine security assurances, to respect and fulfil their
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Kerry accuses Russia of exerting 'pressure on Moldova'
Russia has strong ties with separatist movements in Moldova's Russian-speaking region of Transniestria and has not met longstanding pledges to withdraw its soldiers from the country, which it committed to do in 1999. Russia also keeps a large amount of armaments there.
Pledging additional funding to Moldova, the top US diplomat added: "The prime minister is leading a transformation effort in Moldova. We are very pleased with the fact that they continue their efforts to move towards their association agreement with Europe."
In total, Washington plans to increase aid to Chisinau by $2.8 million, bringing total US aid to $7.5 million for "their effort to develop competitiveness."