Parubiy said that the weakening of anti-Russian sanctions will provoke Russia

Парубий заявил, что ослабление антироссийских санкций спровоцирует РФ

The speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andrei Parubiy spoke out against the weakening of anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union. He said this during a joint statement following the meeting with President of PACE Pedro Agramunt on Friday in Kiev, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“I emphasized how critically important for us is this support (PACE – ed.), how important it is for us all to continued consolidation of international efforts on sanctions against the aggressor, against Russia”, – said Parubiy.

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However, the speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament said: “I stressed that any easing of sanctions will only provoke the aggressor to new actions”.

Also, according to Parubiy during the meeting with PACE President discussed the plan of reforming of the Ukrainian Parliament and reforms in Ukraine in General.

In turn Agramunt assured the leadership of the Ukrainian Parliament’s full support for the sovereignty and independence of Ukraine, and the continuation of reforms in the country.

“We believe that both the government and the Parliament should take advantage of the momentum that is associated with the appointment of the government, to continue the process of reforms,” he said.

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At the same Agramunt added: “to achieve peace and prosperity on its territory, Ukraine needs to be powerful and rich, to have an independent government institutions and structures to reform.”

In addition, the PACE President stressed the importance of combining efforts of all political forces in Ukraine to move on the path of reform.

We will remind, the day before Petro Poroshenko called for the intensification of anti-Russian sanctions because of massive violations of the rights of Crimean Tatars.