First Vice Prime Minister, Minister for foreign Affairs of Finland Timo Soini says that the sanctions against Russia are working and should be maintained until the implementation of the Minsk agreements. About it reports a press-service of the Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze.
According to the report, klympush-Tsintsadze held a meeting with Soini, during which he informed the Finnish foreign Minister on Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine and methods of Russian propaganda.
In turn, Soini expressed full support for the sanctions against Russia.
“Russian aggression must not be ignored by the world. We advocate for sanctions. They work and must be maintained until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. This is a moral issue and the question of the rule of law,” – said the representative of Finland.
Soini also supported granting Ukraine a visa-free regime with the EU.
“You fulfilled your part, now its needs to fulfill the EU”, – he added.
In addition, the parties discussed the need for effective cyber-attack prevention, assistance Finland the reform of Ukrainian education, experience in the field of energy efficiency, as well as in ensuring gender equality in government.
We will remind, Council of the European Union until September 15, 2017, extended the sanctions against 150 people and 37 organizations from Ukraine and Russiathat threaten the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.