The easing of sanctions will provoke Russia – Parubiy

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

Speaker of Parliament believes that any weakening of sanctions will only provoke the aggressor to new actions.

The speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andrei Parubiy spoke out against the weakening of anti-Russian sanctions by the EU. 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.

“Any easing of sanctions will only provoke the aggressor to new actions,” – said the speaker of the Parliament.

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.

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

As reported, today the Verkhovna Rada is President of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Pedro Agramunt.

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