Sanctions against Russia should remain in force until full implementation of Minsk agreements - Foreign minister of Finland

First Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Finland Timo Soini has assured that his country fully supports the preservation of sanctions against Russia.

He has said this during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, who is on a working visit to the Republic of Finland.

"The Russian aggression must not be ignored by the world. We support the sanctions. They work and must be preserved until the full implementation of "Minsk". These are issues of morality and the rule of law," Timo Soini said.

He also supported granting Ukraine visa-free regime with the EU. "You have fulfilled your part of the work, now the EU has to fulfill its work," he said.

The parties also discussed the need for effective response to cyber attacks, Finland’s assist in the reforms of Ukrainian education, its experience in the field of energy efficiency and ensuring gender equality in government agencies.


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