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Published on September 4, 2014
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic following the Select Defense Council
Paris, September 3, 2014


The [Select Defence] Council also addressed preparations for the Paris Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq, the scope and timetable of which are being reviewed in close cooperation with the Iraqi authorities.

In addition, the Defence Council looked at the situation in Ukraine. It is serious. The recent actions by Russia in eastern Ukraine are contrary to the basic notions of security in Europe. The President noted that, despite the possibility of a ceasefire, which is yet to be confirmed and implemented, the conditions that will allow France to authorize the delivery of the first amphibious landing ship have so far not been met./.

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