For Moscow, the most terrible is the determination of the West to carry out a clear policy of sanctions against Russia. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said at the panel discussion “the Future of the West: the fall or return” (“The future of the West: Downfall or Comeback”) in the framework of the 53rd Munich security conference.
“For Moscow, the most terrible is the determination of the West to carry out a clear policy of sanctions against Russia. This is a manifestation of our strength, if we continue this policy, but also a weakness if we refuse from it. For us it is very important that all members of the Transatlantic Alliance was solidified and United. Second, the Transatlantic Alliance needs to continue to put pressure on Russia with sanctions. Sanctions need it in order to force Russia to accept the Minsk process. The waiver of sanctions will only provoke the Russian appetite”, – said Poroshenko.
The Ukrainian President told the audience that over the past 24 hours Ukraine has lost 3 soldiers, more than 12 injured at Avdeevka.
“One civilian was killed and two others were injured. We need to understand what price we pay for it. We are grateful for the solid European projects, they are stronger than attempts to intimidate the Europeans, it is more than Moscow itself. Ukraine today with the most optimistic attitude towards Europe than all the European continent. Show the aggressor its place. Let us strengthen our unity and solidarity, the only way we can ensure peace,” the President concluded.