Disinfo: Brussels has double standards since the situation with Crimea


Brussels has double standards since the situation with Crimea and Sevastopol is the same as it was in the case of Kosovo, but the EU behaves differently in this case.


The two cases cannot be compared.

In Kosovo, there was a war with thousands of casualties and hundreds of thousands of refugees, which the Western countries stopped.

There was no war in Ukraine until the Russian military aggression began.

Furthermore, the EU Council, back in 2008, specifically stressed that in view of the conflict of the 1990s and the extended period of international administration under SCR 1244, Kosovo constitutes a sui generis case which does not call into question these principles and resolutions. As regards Kosovo's independence, the EU Council has underlined the EU's adherence to the principles of the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act, inter alia the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity and all UN Security Council resolutions.


  • Reported in: Issue42
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/09/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Kosovo, Ukraine
  • Keywords: EU, War in Ukraine, Crimea


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