Sanctions imposed on Russia due to occupation of Crimea should remain in force until peninsula de-occupied – Klimkin

The sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union due to occupation of Crimea should remain in force until the peninsula is de-occupied.

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said this at a joint briefing with President of the OSCE Sebastian Kurtz in Mariupol, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"It is very important, and I want to stress that the sanctions imposed on Russia due to temporary occupation of Crimea should remain in force until Russia leaves Crimea," the minister stressed.

He has recalled that sanctions are necessary to make Russia fulfill the Minsk agreements.

Klimkin also thanked the Austrian partners, who supported the UN General Assembly resolution on the human rights situation on the territory of temporarily occupied Crimea.


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