By: J.S., STA
Slovenia’s officials unanimously condemned Russia’s recognition of the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine as blatant violation of international law.
Prime Minister Janez Janša called for the EU to offer Ukraine the prospect of full membership and Defence Minister Matej Tonin announced the government’s top officials agreed Slovenia was ready to support the country’s membership of the EU and enhance its troops’ presence in eastern NATO member states. President Borut Pahor met Janša to agree that the recognition was a severe violation of international law and serious encroachment on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. FM Anže Logar said “now we’re left with only a set of bad options”.