President Poroshenko calls on G7 leaders to stay firm on sanctions against Russia

President Poroshenko calls on G7 leaders to stay firm on sanctions against Russia

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has called on G7 leaders to stay firm on sanctions against Russia and be ready to strengthen them.

Poroshenko wrote this in his column on Politico website, the press service of the Head of state reports.

"If the West is serious about peace and world order, it should bear in mind that restoring normal relations with Moscow still runs through Kyiv. Russia must implement the Minsk agreements, especially those terms regarding security. It must return Crimea to Ukraine and restore our country’s territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders. Doing anything else opens the door to disaster," Poroshenko wrote.

According to him, the G7 leaders have an opportunity to clearly answer the aggressor. The Kremlin should not be able to wash the blood from its hands and escape responsibility for stealing Crimea and exporting war to the Donbass region.

"History teaches us that appeasement leads to greater aggression. Only from a position of strength can sustainable peace be defended and security and stability restored. This requires increasing Ukraine’s resilience by supporting crucial reforms and enhancing its army’s defense capabilities, including boosting its store of modern defensive weapons. This also requires the West to stay firm on sanctions against Russia and be ready to strengthen them if need be," the President of Ukraine noted.

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