Western sanctions against Russia are needed, as there are no other efficient tools to force Russia to follow Minsk peace agreements. The results of sanctions will be seen in two-three years, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said in an interview with the Polish Radio Trojka.
The continuation of the reform process in Ukraine is a key element in strengthening Europe’s common security based on democracy, the rule of law and a free market economy in both the member states as well as in Europe’s Eastern neighbours.
Despite the negative Western perception of the political situation in Ukraine caused by delays in forming the new government and the reform of the Prosecutor’s General Office, Poroshenko’s meetings with the American leadership will have an extremely positive effect for Ukraine.
A court in Russia’s Rostov region on Tuesday, March 25, announced the guilty verdict to Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko and sentenced her to 22 years in prison, and by that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to humiliate Ukraine.
The Czech and Slovak intellectuals in an open letter to the Ukrainian people expressed their conviction that the Russian invaders would leave Crimea and Donbas and in the near future Ukraine would become a strong European state.
Despite the fact that most Ukrainians are dissatisfied with the effect of the reforms conducted in the country, the positive changes have indeed taken place, and the Government should maintain the momentum over the next year.
The actual extension of the Minsk Agreements in 2016 was made possible due to concessions on the part of Ukraine. In response, Moscow also made advances and sent the agents of the Russian Federal Security Service to cleanse Donbas of the uncontrolled militants.