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David Cameron made remarks after March 20 European Council discussions
We are sending a clear, strong, consistent message. That’s what I said we needed to do this morning. It has been hard work but we’ve made some real progress. I said we needed to expand the list of people who are subject to travel bans and asset freezes, we’ve done that. I said we needed some specific measures in respect of what has happened in Crimea which was unacceptable, and we’ve agreed that. And I also said that it was important to send a very clear message that if there’s any further destabilisation in Ukraine, then there should be further wide ranging measures taken and we’ve actually agreed tonight that we’ll task the European Commission to draw up those possible measures. That is progress.