'No military solution to Ukraine crisis'

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Helsinki, March 6: Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has said that there is no military solution to the Ukraine crisis.

Mogherini made her remarks at a press conference on Thursday held after meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb in Helsinki, Xinhua reported.

'No military solution to Ukraine crisis'

Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat quoted Mogherini as saying that the European Union (EU) has no other choice to ease the conflicts in Ukraine than diplomacy, economic sanctions and the role of Organisation of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

She emphasised that military solution is not a way to solve the crisis, as military means could obstruct the settlement of problems in Ukraine.

Mogherini suggested that the EU can support the view that the OSCE could increase the number of observers and improve observation over eastern Ukraine.

Mogherini visited Finland on March 5, during the visit; she also met with Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Speaker of the Parliament and some other high-ranking officers of Finland.

Originated during the cold war for reducing tensions between the Eastern Europe and Western Europe, OSCE is currently the only institute including all European countries which is responsible for maintaining the stability in Europe.

Under the circumstance of the Ukraine crisis, some European leaders including Mogherini propose that OSCE could act as a diplomatic mediator involved in dialogues that can lead to a solution to the conflicts in Ukraine.


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