Poroshenko welcomes EU’s decision to extend sanctions against Russia

Poroshenko welcomes EU’s decision to extend sanctions against Russia

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the unanimous decision of the EU to extend sectoral and economic sanctions against Russia starting from January 31, 2017.

The Head of State wrote this on Facebook.

"I am sincerely grateful for the unity and solidarity of the European leaders in the issue of restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," Poroshenko said.

According to him, Russia could not escape responsibility for the continued aggression in Donbas and unwillingness to fulfill the Minsk agreements, despite manipulations and hybrid propaganda.

At the same time, the President said that Russia must also "pay a high price for the terrible war crimes in Syria, especially in Aleppo."

As it was reported, the EU leaders adopted a fundamental political decision to extend economic sanctions against Russia in response to the aggression against Ukraine for the next six months.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2019 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: