Ukraine crisis: UK, EU misread mood in Kremlin, says report
February 20 , 2015
The EU committee of the British House of Lords has accused the UK and European Union of a “catastrophic misreading of the mood [in Moscow]” as the situation in Ukraine snowballed into a conflict, media reports stated.
The committee in its report said Europe had “sleepwalked” into the Ukraine crisis, not realizing the intensity of Russian opposition to EU’s plan to closely embrace Ukraine. Britain had not played an active enough role in tackling the situation, the report says.