Poroshenko: Sanctions against Russia should be prolonged for a year

Порошенко: Санкции против РФ нужно продлить на год

Petro Poroshenko

The Ukrainian leader believes that the Kremlin needs motivation.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko initiates renewal of EU sanctions against Russia are not on the traditional six months, and once a year. He said this on air of ICTV TV channel.

“I will put the question of extending sanctions on six, and 12 months. We will do everything to more to motivate Russia to come to the negotiating table, to implement Minsk to withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian territory and cease its aggression,” said Poroshenko during the inclusion of Malta, where he is on a state visit.

As reported Корреспондент.netthe Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin said that the foreign Ministers of the countries of the European Union supported the extension of sanctions against Russia.

Recall that earlier this month, Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania and Norway joined the EU Council decision to extend sanctions against Russia.

13 March 2017 the Council of the EU extended sanctions against Russia, specifically with respect to 150 people and 37 entities have until September 15 of this year because of the threat to the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

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