Poroshenko counts on new sanctions against Russia due to its actions in Black and Azov Seas

Poroshenko counts on new sanctions against Russia due to its actions in Black and Azov Seas

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the decision of the European Union to extend "Crimean" sanctions for one more year.

Poroshenko wrote this on his Facebook page.

"I welcome the decision of the EU Council to extend for another year the "Crimean package" of sanctions against the Russian aggressor. We are counting on the EU's rigid position on new security challenges from Russia in the Black and Azov Seas," Poroshenko wrote.

He added that he will discuss this issue with the EU leaders during the summit on July.

As reported, on June 18, 2018, the EU Council extended the restrictive measures until June 23, 2019 in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. The measures apply to EU persons an EU based companies concerning their activities in Crimea in trade, economic, financial and investment spheres, energy, and tourism.


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