Brussels, 13/01/2015
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STATEMENT

Statement by the Spokesperson on the death of civilians in eastern Ukraine

The renewed intensification, in spite of the ceasefire in place, of shooting and shelling in eastern Ukraine led today to the tragic death of ten civilians when a bus was hit by a shell.

Our thoughts are with the families of those who died. This underlines the need for strict observation of the ceasefire protocol of 5 September and implementing memorandum of 19 September.

A lasting ceasefire remains key to the success of the current efforts to reach a sustainable political solution, based on respect for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The EU stands ready to support any efforts to this effect.