President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said this at a joint press conference with President of Finland Sauli Sauli Niinisto in Helsinki, Government’s portal reported.
“Ukraine is grateful to the U.S. for sanctions against Russia and we see no reason to abolish them,” Petro Poroshenko noted answering the question of journalists about possible abolition of sanctions against Russia by the United States under the tenure of new President Donald Trump.
The Head of State once again emphasized that Russia severely violated international law by the annexation of Crimea and destabilization of the situation in the east of Ukraine.
In turn, President of Finland Sauli Niinistö expressed solidarity in the issue of necessity of continuation of sanctions against Russia. “It would be great to have an opportunity to lift sanctions. But the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements is necessary for that. And it’s still not happening,” he said.
Sauli Niinistö reminded that sanctions had been imposed due to the annexation of Crimea and situation in Donbas, not because of terrorism.
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