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.
“In December, Ukraine lost 22 soldiers and over the entire period of the Russian aggression more than 2,500 soldiers and over 7,500 civilians were killed. The only efficient tool to force the President of Russia to implement the Minsk agreements is sanctions,” the Head of State noted.
The President once again expressed gratitude to the world community for solidarity and support of Ukraine. “We are proud of unity with the EU and solidarity. And we hope for such support in the future,” he stated.
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