Ralf Dahrendorf Taskforce Publication Series

Dahrendorf_Sanction_ImgAn extraordinary meeting of the Council of the EU on March 3, 2014 condemned “the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country” as well as the authorisation given by the Federation Council of Russia on March 1, 2014 for the use of the armed forces on the territory of Ukraine. The EU called on Russia to immediately withdraw its armed forces to the areas of their permanent stationing. In the meantime, the EU imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.

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