1 April.Brussels, Belgium
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell's office on Thursday slammed a fresh Russian military conscription drive in the Crimean peninsula annexed from Ukraine. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Russia's step is "another violation of international humanitarian law"
  • The "Russian Federation is bound by international law," a statement by Borrell said
  • Observers noted that Russia has in the past conducted military call-ups in the springtime

12 March.Brussels, Belgium
Hong Kong witnessed huge pro-democracy protests last year (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • EU warned against possible "additional steps"
  • The alliance has previously discussed the posibility of sanctions
  • European foreign affairs officials decided to increase collaboration to condemn China's actions