The European Council will consider the situation in Ukraine as the first question at its next meeting on the 18th of December.
Such a proposal was made by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, and it was supported by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, the press service of the Polish government reported. "At the initiative of Poland the situation in Ukraine will be the first and most important point at the next meeting of the European Council," reads the statement. In particular, while explaining his position, the Polish prime minister said that the issue concerns not only drawing the attention of the EU to the events in Kyiv, but also "finding practical solutions to the stalemate there." "It's important that Ukrainians receive an unambiguous signal that European assistance and the introduction of the visa-free regime are possible if the Ukrainian authorities demonstrate respect for democracy and human rights," the press office of the Polish government quoted Tusk as saying.