Foreign Affairs Council, 3330th meeting: press conference by Catherine Ashton
On 22 July 2014, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC gave a press conference following the 3330th session of the Foreign Affairs Council. She addressed the situation in Ukraine, the Middle East Peace process and the latest events in Iraq. The Council took stock of developments in the Ukrainian crisis, particularly following the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. The ministers also followed up on the agreement at the European Council to expand the EU restrictive measures, as well as on further diplomatic steps as outlined by Heads of State and Government, and discuss next steps.