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Alarm grows in eastern Europe over Ukraine crisis


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Alarm grows in eastern Europe over Ukraine crisis

At an emergency summit of four of Ukraine’s neighbouring countries, known as the Visegrad Four, they were preparing for the worst.

Prime ministers of the four members: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia met in Budapest. They believe the crisis could escalate right on their doorsteps.

The role extremist groups may be playing is a particular worry.

Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk called on Europe as a community to help Ukraine. He said, “both its government and its opposition need to find a common standpoint, to solve the conflict and to retreat from any dramatic scenario.”

His Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban announced that he had already ordered the establishment of a special operations unit to prepare his country for any situation.

Reporting for euronews in Budapest, Andrea Hajagos said:

“What is happening in Ukraine is very important to all Visegrad Countries. Nothing demonstrates this more than the Czech PM’s rapid arrival here only a few hours after he was sworn into office.”

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