There’s only one way to get Russia to fulfill the Minsk agreement – Poroshenko

The United States have permanent representation at Ambassador level in the “channel format” on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine. This is why Washington is aware of the situation and is in constant coordination with Ukraine. This was stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a joint press conference in Kharkiv by the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, reports “UKRINFORM”.

“We have regular contact with our American partners. USA on a regular basis present in the “channel format” at the level of Ambassador, have full information and remain in coordination,” he said.

The President noted that he sees no danger to change the policies of U.S. sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine: “We have a clear message from US that they will require the imposition and tightening of sanctions against Russia, if Russia does not implementeret Minsk”.

Poroshenko stressed that sanctions are the only tool to put Russia at the negotiating table and to implement the Minsk agreement.

“I am proud that there is unity and solidarity of the EU and the USA, the countries “the Big seven” in the question requirements for implementation of the Minsk agreements and sanctions against Russia, if this implementation will not happen”, – added the head of state.

Earlier the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite assured that the Administration of U.S. President Donald trump understands that “without peace in Ukraine will not be peace in Europe and the world”.