The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko commented on the decision of the ambassadors of the European Union to extend sanctions against Russia. About this he wrote on his page in Facebook.
The head of state welcomed the decision of EU ambassadors to extend for six months and to expand the package of sanctions against Russia for its occupation of Crimea.
- The German foreign Minister proposed to alleviate the requirements for lifting sanctions against Russia
“Burden “krymnash” has become unbearably heavy until the full restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty over the Peninsula,” – said Poroshenko.
As it became known today, the Committee of permanent representatives of member countries of the Council of the European Union (COREPER) has decided to extend sanctions against 149 people and 38 companies from Ukraine and Russia that threaten the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
It should be noted that this decision is not final and the members of the COREPER must approve it at the second meeting, on 13 September, after which, as expected, September 14, it should enter into force.